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Jam Session: The Master Lemon Marmalade Recipe

Jam Session: The Master Lemon Marmalade Recipe

I’ve been hysterically making lemon marmalade all week in preparation for my open house/craft fair I’m hosting this weekend. In general, I think marmalade is gross. Most marmalades are either too sweet, or too bitter, or too chewy. After a year of failed marmalade experiences, I finally developed a recipe for lemon marmalade that I […]

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Slutty Honeybee Super Hero Halloween Costume (Circa 1890)

Slutty Honeybee Super Hero Halloween Costume (Circa 1890)

Yeah, yeah. I know. She’s supposed to be a hornet. Whatever. Modern life sucks. Even the slutty halloween costumes used to be better.

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Black Cherry Tomatoes From The Poisoner’s (Victory) Garden

Black Cherry Tomatoes From The Poisoner’s (Victory) Garden

The star of my kitchen garden are the very disappointingly named Indigo Rose cherry tomatoes that look like fairy tale-worthy poisonous berries. This tomato variety was developed by researchers at Oregon State University by crossing several varieties of dark purple tomatoes. The dark skin of these tomatoes are extra high in antioxidants and vitamin C, […]

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My Criminal Activity Documented On Film

My Criminal Activity Documented On Film

Ashton Kutcher produces a documentary series on YouTube called SUBCULTURE CLUB. Two weeks ago, the production team from Thrashlab Studios and Katalyst filmed part of their “Urban Beekeeping” episode in my backyard, and interviewed me about the efforts of our local beekeeping club to legalize beekeeping in Los Angeles. Because, you know, as long as […]

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My Life In The Honeybee Underground

My Life In The Honeybee Underground

The Thrashlab film crew interviewed me today as part of their documentary about beekeeping activists who are working to legalize beekeeping Los Angeles. The filmmakers shot some beautiful footage in black and white film on a Bolex camera. The koi in the multi-frame sequence are our fish!

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Voice Of The Beehive: My Deadline L.A. Interview on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles

Voice Of The Beehive: My Deadline L.A. Interview on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles

Today I got to geek out on the radio on KPFK 90.7 fm about urban beekeeping with Deadline L.A. hosts Barbara Osborn and Laurie Kaufman. George Langworthy, writer and director of the new documentary VANISHING OF THE BEES was also a guest on the show. As luck would have it, my allergies kicked into high […]

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Nutty Discovery: There Is Home Grown Pecan Pie In My Future!

Nutty Discovery: There Is Home Grown Pecan Pie In My Future!

I just discovered that the four trees in the vacant lot around the corner are pecan trees! (Pecans are my favorite nut). Hopefully the trees are going to nut out in time for our One-Block Party at the end of the summer.

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