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You got bees? I have chickens!

Alright, so I can’t let Adriano have all the fun with his beekeeping adventures.  While he’s been busy with his bees, I’ve decided to get a little action of my own by joining a chicken co-op. That’s right.  You’re looking at the shared owner of 35 hens. For quite some time, I’ve managed to get…

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Recipe: Ragu alla Bolognese

After a trip to Bologna a few summers ago, I’ve been obsessed with finding the traditional recipe for Bolognese Sauce.  I didn’t think eating a ragu could change my life. Wow, was I wrong.    It was like an epiphany, a revelation, a religious experience.  Each time I let my mind wander to that moment,…

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Recipe: Homemade Ricotta

That’s right.  Fresh, homemade ricotta.  I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making cheese but thought it was a bit daunting.  When I came across this recipe from Canadian Living for making ricotta at home, it seemed so easy.  And it was. 3 ingredients: milk, salt and vinegar.  Tha’ts all you need.  The recipe suggests…

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