Menu: Honeybee’s Lemon Chicken

Did I tell you my Honeybee is an excellent cook? He is! He has loads of great recipes. Look! Here’s one now:

Honeybee’s Lemon Chicken


Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, a head of broccoli, 2 large lemons, white onion, shallot, carrot, garlic, cilantro, mushroom, 1 tbsp sugar, pinch of salt and pepper

First chop up your veggies.

chop shop

You’ll end up with a heap of veggie goodness like so

shallot and serrano

I know his fingers look effortless here, but, believe it or not, Honeybee posed for this shot.


Add more veggies at will. We happen to be big carrot and broccoli fans but, say, if you were into cauliflower you could add or replace any of these.


Cilantro forever. Lemons in line.

If you’re only cooking for two, keep your breasts whole. We always try to have leftovers for lunch the next day so Honeybee slivered off a couple slices. Cut your chicken last and then wash your knife and cutting board immediately ’cause there’s nothing sexy about salmonella.


Alright, we’re chopped, let’s get cooking. Honeybee and I both agree when it comes to a little bit of butter versus a lot of anything else, but whatever lubricant you choose will do. Begin with garlic, shallot and the serrano pepper at medium heat.


Add your chicken, tofu or whathaveyou and carrots. Squeeze lemon over everything.

other side

Cute thing alert! Check out our Pac Man oven mitt. It was a housewarming gift from the Burrow and it’s still one of my favorite gadgets.

pac man

Back in the pan, add onion.yum

Flip your chickens, then sprinkle pepper and sugar. [No salt yet, this prevents your chicken from drying out.]


Next Honeybee gave everything a stir and another squeeze of lemon. Each breast gets heapin’ helpin’ of cilantro.


And, finally, add your broccoli and mushrooms. Matt spends a lot of time with produce in the market [where he works] and he’s very careful to cook all veggies, but especially broccoli, just the right amount.


Omg I want to eat that! Don’t you want to eat that?

all together now

Let this cook, still on medium heat, for another few minutes. Salt, pepper and serve. Simple.


And here’s my to-go container.

to go

And there you have it: a light delicious meal ready in about half an hour. Bam. Boom. Dank. Delicious!

Forks up!



P.S. What do you think? Any special requests? What are you cookin these days? Make me a plate!


From the Ground Up

Remember how we were supposed to have some sort of apocalypse or something and then nothing happened? [Or am I thinking of the movie 2012?] Well, duh. I mean all end of the world type messages read as paranoid or at least outlandish, but this one in particular evoked this secondary feeling in the back of my head. This sinister, sarcastic voice lurking and a’creepin’ that said, look, if it does happen, I won’t be surprised, honey. And it’ll be just what we need. And we will rise up. Seriously. Wasn’t even worried about it. Why? Because I get the feeling that the people who survived by whatever miracle it took, if they were forced to return to the days before pre-fab plastic disposable everything, would have to make things themselves. And the moment you try to build something, the moment you appreciate everything that’s ever been built. There’s peace in building a [functional] life. From the basic building blocks of the body and soul to the things that surround us physically. I look at some of the detail work in antiques or handmade furniture around our house and I instantly appreciate the artist who built it. I wonder what they did for fun. If they listened to music while they worked or whistled or retreated into a blanket of silence. And then I get excited. Then all of a sudden there’s graph paper and measuring tape. Hey. How’d you get here, drafting supplies? Well, while you’re here. Let’s see what we can come up with.

desk sketching

So nothing happened to the world as we know it, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start building things ourselves, from the ground up.