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Tasty Tuesday Linkup 6/30

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” — Guy Fieri Come, link up your Tasty recipes with us every Tuesday! An InLinkz Link-up


Beekeeping books and resources

We don’t actually have bees just yet, but I wanted to take the opportunity now to tell you a few things that we’ve learnt since we attended a bee information day last year. Prior to that bee day, I really hadn’t thought much about bees at all, and now I think about them all the […]

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Pork From Hoof to Plate: How Does Live Weight Compare to Cooked Yield?

How did our 350 lbs one year old gilt end up as only 100 lbs of cooked meat on the plate? Live weight transitions to hanging weight, then cut weight and finally to cooked yield. At each stage in the process a little bit comes out, leaving you with only a small portion of the […]