This recipe comes to us from Karla. It is one of her favorite ways to fix a quick fish supper. Not only is it fast and easy, but it is delicious too. It is so delicious that my wife even likes it, and she doesn't generally choose to eat fish. She actually suggested that we buy fish at the grocery store the other day so we could make this again (probably the first time in 30 years she voluntarily bought fish).
The bees have been in the almond orchards for a couple weeks now and the trees are in full bloom. With the current strength of our hives we are expecting good things this year and the orchard owners are really happy. The bloom is progressing very nicely and also quickly. In fact, we actually received our release date just the other day. We can actually start moving the bees out of the orchards by next week.
This is a simple recipe for great tasting French Dip sandwiches. It uses some of JaDene's Marinade who's recipe is found under Dressings and Marinades. JaDene is a friend of ours that is the head chef at a local kitchen supply store. She handed me this recipe the last time I was in the store for a demo and Jean recently made it for lunch. It was wonderful!
At first glance, beekeeping seems like such a simple occupation (for those who don't pay much attention anyway). However, over this past year, I have learned so much and seen so much that I have a great deal of respect and admiration for those who spend their time with the bees. It takes a huge amount of effort, understanding, knowledge, and persistence to raise and manage beehives productively.
As with any occupation, there are a lot of variations in methods and practices between beekeepers. Beekeeping is almost more of an artform than science, like all good occupations. Everyone has their own secrets and tried and true practices. They all swear that theirs is the best way, though most of it is unproven scientifically. That's part of what makes it fun and interesting, and beekeepers always have something to talk about when they get together.