Wednesday, September 24, 2014
When I placed my order, the gentleman at the counter said they'd just gotten in a crate of heirloom tomatoes that morning, did I want a fresh tomato instead? Living in the SF Bay Area, I'd been eating tomatoes since May from my garden, and started to wonder if all of the lycopene would change my skin color. "Actually, I'm dying to try tomato relish instead." Oh, I'm so very very glad I did.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
On Saturday afternoon, some friends and I left a wine bottling event and decided to have lunch in the Mission District. We were curious to try out Pig and Pie (and found it to be exactly what we hoped for: casual, delicious, and good ingredients.) We all agreed it was what we were looking for on that autumn afternoon. As we sat and talked, our sweet tooths got the best of us. I pulled twitter up to see what flavors Humphrey Slocombe was offering. I didn't find the flavors; I found they had duck fat pecan pies. My southern gal was sold. We headed around the corner to Humphrey Slocombe.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Last year M took out two frames from the brood box to capture a swarm. (The swarm is doing great) He didn't replace the frames, bee space was violated, and the girls built out comb. They were given a new brood box (with frames!) and the old box with burr comb was left out for the bees to rob. Unfortunately, a cluster of bees didn't leave. For two nights (temps were around 30 - 40 F) these bees sat out there on the wax. M realized there was some brood in the comb. We set the brood box back on the hive Wednesday afternoon. Sunday morning we went out to remove the burr comb and found what they had made.
With water, smoke, and patient brushing, the bees were returned to the hive and the comb left in a wine bucket for the bees to rob.
I'm still amazed what these girls can do.