SHOWING POSTS TAGGED: Chef Ben Bebenroth

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Growing in the snow.

Every day, inside our winter hoop houses, the spinach and lettuces freeze and come back to life. How hearty is that? Ben took these pictures of ice formations along the doors of this super cool microclimate. The patterns seem to resemble roots…don’t you think?  

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Party On

For those who may not know, Spice of Life started as a catering company six years ago (actually 10, but don’t tell the tax man), in the basement of Ben’s Gramma’s basement. …and then we grew into a restaurant.  Usually, it’s the other way around – restaurants open, then offer catering to make an extra buck. But because we started with an event planning mindset…well, we know how to party. Every single day, our core staff works with our clients to help them celebrate life’s greatest occasions with incredible, memorable events. We don’t host our own parties very often, but when we do, we bring out all those crazy ideas that may not be entirely appropriate for our catering clientele.  Some of you may recall our pre-opening Halloween bash last year (check out the pics) – the promo actually posted a year ago today! It was spooky and fun. We’re doing it again … READ MORE

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Just sell us the chicken coop, ma’am.

The following is a recent email transaction that Ben had with a woman who’s selling a chicken coop on Craigslist. Her post read: “We purchased this Amish-built tool shed new and converted it into a chicken coop. This deluxe coop will easily hold 20 chickens. Measuring 4′ x 6′ x 8′ it has a dutch door covering a screen door and a small side entrance too. A total of 9 nesting boxes provides ample space for egg laying. Lots of roosting space. Excellent condition, freshly painted in 2011. Can easily be reconverted back into a tool shed should you get rid of your chickens. Must do the majority of the moving yourself but we do have a tractor to help. Price reduced!” Ben: I am interested in the coop. Is it sold yet? Are you interested in any bartering? Please email me. Lady: Hi, The coop is still available. Not interested in trading … READ MORE

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