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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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They Are Coming!

Last night we had the suppliers come to talk about ordering bee packages. Then we had a lesson on how to ready the equipment and introduce the hive to their new home. I called today to submit my order for Italian honeybees direct from south Georgia. They will be driven up to Peabody, MA by my supplier. I also have an appointment to meet him next week and order all my basic supplies. Is it weird that I got off the phone with him and did a little dance of joy? My bees yippee!
Now I need to finish scouting the area for the perfect site for my bee yard. I have a couple of ideas but it involves talking to the landowners. Apparently once the word is out people will be flocking to me and begging me to keep a hive at their farms. They also call to have swarms removed. Which would be really cool too.

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