"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Outdoor Cooking Forum > Cooking on the Grill
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #41
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,874
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by mj88 View Post
I'm located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
And now that I've educated myself on what the different types of bees are -- these are definitely yellow jackets.
This is going to make things extremely interesting as on a typical afternoon there are easily 4 or 5 of them hanging out on the deck.
If I'm unable to address this issue by the dinner day then I unfortunately will have to grill the steaks alone outside (risking my life -- I might be a tad bit dramatic here) and then serve the dinner indoors; which would obviously be disappointing.

- MJ
Check how much it would cost to get an exterminator. Be really careful when you look for the nest.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #42
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,096
Quote:
Originally Posted by mj88

I'm located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
And now that I've educated myself on what the different types of bees are -- these are definitely yellow jackets.
This is going to make things extremely interesting as on a typical afternoon there are easily 4 or 5 of them hanging out on the deck.
If I'm unable to address this issue by the dinner day then I unfortunately will have to grill the steaks alone outside (risking my life -- I might be a tad bit dramatic here) and then serve the dinner indoors; which would obviously be disappointing.

- MJ
Yes! The honeybees are vindicated!

Find the hornet nest, squirt it at dusk, you should be fine. Or grill and eat at dusk, by then they should be dormant.

Take out a flyswatter, only if you have a good aim. 4 or 5 are smackable. Just don't miss, they get really annoyed, and the rest of the family might attack.

There's probably a nest, either under or around your deck. Follow it if you can when the hornets are entering.

Yellowjackets/hornets are different from wasps, which are usually pretty docile and often solitary. Wasps don't attack unless provoked, yellowjackets/hornets don't care.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 10:38 PM   #43
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by mj88 View Post
I'm located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
And now that I've educated myself on what the different types of bees are -- these are definitely yellow jackets.
AFAIK Toronto is still pretty protected from Africanized bees. It seem the farther north they go they cross-breed with more hardy cold weather bees who are also less aggressive.

Hornets and yellow jackets seem to be carnivores AFAIK. They are more interested in your steaks than you. The Afro-bees are interested in protecting their hives. I think you'll fare better against the meat eaters than against the hive protectors.
__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 03:30 AM   #44
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
What are we seeing there in that pic, forgive me.
Its a 1" thick rib eye grilled for two mins on either side then rested and sliced for the sarnie.
__________________
I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 03:51 AM   #45
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern UK v rural
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bolas De Fraile View Post
Its a 1" thick rib eye grilled for two mins on either side then rested and sliced for the sarnie.
Hi Bolas, I seldom manage to get nice-flavoured rib-eye. It never seems to be in the premium section of the meat counter/butcher yet common-sense tells us that if they sell premium rump, sirloin and fillet then there must be premium carcasses and premium less-prime cuts. Where do you get yours from?
__________________
Lemain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 04:28 AM   #46
Executive Chef
 
Harry Cobean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 2,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemain View Post
Hi Bolas, I seldom manage to get nice-flavoured rib-eye. It never seems to be in the premium section of the meat counter/butcher yet common-sense tells us that if they sell premium rump, sirloin and fillet then there must be premium carcasses and premium less-prime cuts. Where do you get yours from?
hi lemain,nice to see you again.small world 'innit?! checked on "the dark side",looks like it's degenerated into a knitting circle since........
anyway,back to steaks.not sure where my big brother gets his but,in my local tesco they have a finest section on the butchery.rump,sirloin,fillet and joy of joys T bone!.all can be cut to size & usually have a choice of welsh,scotch & english beef.all nice and dark so looks like its been well aged & no more expensive than the prepack finest equivalent.
got a ribeye there last week,really was good
harry
__________________
I spent a lot of money on booze,birds & fast cars.The rest I just squandered.
Harry Cobean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 05:50 AM   #47
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern UK v rural
Posts: 10
Hi Harry, Small world :) Good to see you. Yes, clickety-click....I reckon a forum needs a minimum of one hundred new posts per day on average to remain in business. And that's for a small forum with only a few sections max. If people drop in and there is nothing new, or their posts remain unanswered they lose interest and drift away, usually for ever. If you can keep the fresh posts and threads rising to well above one hundred then organic growth can happen.

My nearest Tescos is an uneconomical drive away, so I only call in rarely...though might be going in that direction later so will keep my eyes open.
__________________
Lemain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #48
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 9,632
OP.....So have you done a test run on that gas grill with a piece of steak?
__________________
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #49
Executive Chef
 
Harry Cobean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 2,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemain View Post
Hi Harry, Small world :) Good to see you. Yes, clickety-click....I reckon a forum needs a minimum of one hundred new posts per day on average to remain in business. And that's for a small forum with only a few sections max. If people drop in and there is nothing new, or their posts remain unanswered they lose interest and drift away, usually for ever. If you can keep the fresh posts and threads rising to well above one hundred then organic growth can happen.

My nearest Tescos is an uneconomical drive away, so I only call in rarely...though might be going in that direction later so will keep my eyes open.
may be worth calling them first.the two tesco's i have nearby are both the size of a small continent & it may only be the bigger ones that carry the range.
new posts?,last one i saw on "the dark side" was pin ups,they were all bangin' on about james dean,david essex,christopher bl**dy lee & michael landon from bonanza!! can't bring myself to look again....tena's at the ready ladies..................
__________________
I spent a lot of money on booze,birds & fast cars.The rest I just squandered.
Harry Cobean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #50
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern UK v rural
Posts: 10
A Tescos the size of a continent? I reckon ours is a bit smaller. Incontinent? But crikey, Harry, that's sad news from the DS. Not Tenas? Poor folk. My granddad had a pipe. I'll try to pop over and offer my sympathies if my VPN permits.
__________________

__________________
Lemain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.