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- Texas apiarists predict backyard beekeeping will be big in the coming year.
- Austin's "Biscotti Man," who annually makes more than 2,000 biscotti to the tune of Handel's "Messiah," shares recipes for two favorite varieties.
- Sharon Ely's locally famous posole is now available in a jar.
- Bread-baking is the kitchen equivalent of massage or meditation -- especially when the bread's baked in a Dutch oven, a fail-safe way of producing calm-inducing crispy crusts.