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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
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Practical Beekeeper Here

It's official.

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Tonight was the last night of bee school. I really enjoyed the classes and always left with my brain overflowing with information. I will also miss the comraderie of the other beginning beekeepers. There is something to be said for going through this together. Everyone told stories about their package installments this past weekend. I was glad to know that I wasn't the only one who had questions. Some people even accidentally released their queens too soon. Yikes, I would have freaked out. We had a raffle at the end and I won twice! I won a poster that depicts a beekeeper's year calendar. It will be a great reference for the tasks associated with each season. I also won "The Best Of Bee Talk" by Richard Taylor. A collection of columns he wrote for "Gleanings In Bee Culture" a magazine published since 1873. The excerpts look really interesting and lately I have been soaking up all things written on the art of keeping bees.

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