food + drink · mains

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne-5175-3

Right now it’s anything but chilly in our part of the globe but that won’t stop us from enjoying a rustic bowl of chilli con carne. Spicy and with a smoky flavor, we love this family dish. It’s a great make-ahead recipe that tastes even better the following day. Continue reading “Chilli Con Carne”

appetizers · posts · vegetarian

Smoky Aubergine Dip with White Chocolate

aubergine with white chocolate-5211-2The smoky flavour of aubergines is one of those gastronomic delights you won’t forget when you taste delicious middle eastern dishes like baba ganoush and moutabel. Continue reading “Smoky Aubergine Dip with White Chocolate”

beekeeping · posts

Bees and April

Queen Bees Young-2

April began with a bee puzzle… two queens on the outside of a hive! I was only aware queen bees leave the hive when swarming to start a new colony. Or, leave as a virgin queen on a mating flight (which happens in the air) before returning to their respective colony. For two days, both queens remained outside the hive, day and night… Continue reading “Bees and April”