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Having a cake and eating it, too

May news, dreadfully behind on posting as usual… Now you see them, now you don’t Well, not exactly. Their way of telling me in early April that it’s time to remove the barriers and welcome in spring. This is the shredded remains of what I had wrapped the fondant from March in. Unlike the hive … Continue reading

Summer loving

Yes that time again, the first fledges of the season. And, as per usual, we are overrun with babies and their frantic parents. They are more work outside the nest than in You will notice how the female blackbird runs to the edge of the oil tank (for that is the attractively decorated platform they … Continue reading

It’s our turn for new roommates….

First the bees get new roommates when we combined hives way back in August, now we have. They’ve just moved in over the past month or so….. Although on the outside of this our dining room window, we still felt like this Garden spider was our roommate as we had front row seats to all … Continue reading

Bless, O Lord, this lard (and/or bacon)

How many of you in the States will be saying this about now? But did you know it is an actual prayer: Bless, O Lord, this lard (or bacon), that it may be an effective remedy for the human race, and grant that through the invocation of Thy holy name all those who eat of … Continue reading

But Can Honey Be Spoiled? More on Mel Malum

That is a question I and at least one other reader of this blog asked after my last post, Spoiled Honey Made Good, a title taken from a recipe in an ancient Roman cookbook. Before answering it from a modern perspective, it would be interesting to know what the Roman perspective was, because according to Apicius … Continue reading

Spoiled Honey Made Good

No, not by adding tomatoes! But the tomatoes and the quote reflect a bit of an Italian cooking mania that has gripped me recently. And, reading books on Italian cooking has invariably led to some of the earliest known cook books, especially in Latin a some time theme of this blog. And, a popular ingredient … Continue reading

My Latin Notebook

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