Saturday, February 26, 2011

i saw buds on trees!

well, spring is near. i personally saw some buds on trees in danbury. yup, i can picture it now...fresh green leaves, bees buzzing, maple sap running. sprin is like a poem all on its own. i will be making a march menu this monday, and beware, cause i am feeling creative. i was struck down with the flu last week and i am coming back superstrong! this week, i am planning upcoming classes for wild hive. we will beginning classes in april, and although we will still be low on supplies, i plan on working with what we have, seasonally. please send me messages of what classes will be in demand for the upcoming year, and i will schedule them accordingly. i believe that i will be starting with an introductory to winemaking, to prime your palate for the season, along with drying mushrooms, braising meats, baking, and basic seasonal cooking. please let me know what you want to see, as i will plan accordingly. how about making tempeh, and sprouting grains...see you out at the hive. please keep an eye out for our extended hours, in the next month.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

back in the saddle...i mean, snow.

Well, I have been back for a little over a week now, and whew, i am glad to be home. eating at wild hive, seeing the members of my community who have been struggling through the snowy winter, and back into dealing with the challenge of eating towards the end of the winter. i have been cooking up a storm, both at the bakery and home since i got back. something i need to put out there...i make a lot of wine at home, and since i am looking into moving from my home to a local farm where i will be building a yurt to live in for the next few years, i am in need of folks who have something to trade me for wine. i am looking for all types of things of value for sustainable living. let me know what you have to trade. don and i are planning a fundraiser right now to save the drowning wild hive cafe right now. think about these numbers. every day that was really stormy, it cost us an average of $1000.00, between paying the staff to work, having perishible foods, paying the intense oil bill, electricity, rent, and lost revenue. we had more than thirteen of those days this year. these are near zero days. we plan for six a year. we need some support. we are about to reopen for dinners, where we are going to have burger and beer friday nights. soups, salads, burgers, veggie burgers.....and live acoustic music. this will start in 3-4 weeks. not to be negative amy, but they will only go forth if we can keep our heads above water between now and then. we are currently planning for a really fun fundraiser in early march, with a six course dinner on a saturday night and we hope to do some serious cooking that night. lots of changes. lots of hope, and lots of intentions. come on by. lets talk.