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So… the story of Beezer’s Bistro is a decade {or more} long story that transpires into an Etsy shop…

Once upon a time there was a Cocker Spaniel named Beezer… for those hockey fans out there, the NY Rangers had a goalie whose nickname was Beezer & yes, we are NY Ranger fans in this household.

The story begins with a bread machine, a recipe, and two Cocker Spaniels. Beezer & Irish loved that first (and only for a long time) batch of dog biscuits so much that it sparked an idea… It wasn’t a big leap for the light bulb to go on. I was already in the crafting business with the items in my other shop { flippeez.etsy.com } and saw how people were going “crazy” for dog items around this time so I had decided that if I ever did start a dog biscuit business that I would call it “Beezer’s Bistro”… it had a nice ring to…

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  • Joined February 28, 2009

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So… the story of Beezer’s Bistro is a decade {or more} long story that transpires into an Etsy shop…

Once upon a time there was a Cocker Spaniel named Beezer… for those hockey fans out there, the NY Rangers had a goalie whose nickname was Beezer & yes, we are NY Ranger fans in this household.

The story begins with a bread machine, a recipe, and two Cocker Spaniels. Beezer & Irish loved that first (and only for a long time) batch of dog biscuits so much that it sparked an idea… It wasn’t a big leap for the light bulb to go on. I was already in the crafting business with the items in my other shop { flippeez.etsy.com } and saw how people were going “crazy” for dog items around this time so I had decided that if I ever did start a dog biscuit business that I would call it “Beezer’s Bistro”… it had a nice ring to it.

Jump ahead many, many years later… new dogs… husband… husband who ate jerky and a wife (me) who only thought of “Slim Jim” when anyone mentioned jerky & just had no idea how anyone could eat “that”… the “beef” product that doesn’t seem to ever go bad… She could only imagine a salt lick, but admits she never even tried it – had no desire to. So the husband bought a dryer & started making his own beef jerky. The wife finally broke down one day & tried a piece, and the rest as they say is history….

My husband was making all the “traditional” jerky flavors, but I love to cook & mix flavors, try the unexpected & use what is at hand to come up with unique, interesting foods… So I started looking for recipes of my own for beef jerky and doing what comes naturally… experimenting and forming my own recipes.

Combine the love of cooking with how much time I spend in a car or at least away from home… I drive an hour each way to work (not my company) four days a week + close to two dozen craft shows (my company) per year + I have a horrible knack for not being hungry when I leave the house {or just too rushed to make time to eat} but give me about 15 minutes in the car and BAM the stomach starts “talking”… And I know it is not just me that lives a busy life…

I started making the beef jerky and dried fruit and always kept some in the car so I could snack on the way home from work; snack while driving to or from a craft show so I didn’t have to stop; snack at the show to save money on “festival food”; snack while hiking or kayaking… you get the idea… the prefect healthy, no mess food.

So combine a decade or more years’ worth of events and you get…. “What the heck… let’s give this a whirl!” and BeezersBistro.etsy.com was born.

I have slowly started adding new flavors of jerky and types (the Biltong jerky is a low sodium option to traditional beef jerky) to address customer requests or needs. There is even Chicken Jerky now. I had Venison Jerky for a brief period of time thanks to a gift of a venison roast.

Then the dog biscuits came. I always enjoy making them because I swear even the dogs know when something is homemade just for them. I haven’t made a flavor yet that my dogs don’t like. Even my “Boo Girl” who is the ultimate “junk food junkie” {hates anything healthy but open a bag of chips or cookies & she comes running} loves all the dried fruit and the Sweet Potato Biscuits. She won’t eat the fruit in its natural form but she goes CRAZY for dried!

The fruit has now expanded into Fruit Leather Bites for the on-the-go snacker which will open up a whole new world of flavors & “experiments” for me. And Yogurt “Taffy” Bites are now in the shop.

So the “What the heck… let’s give this a whirl!” shop has turned into a keeper thanks to a great customer base who have provided recipe ideas for the jerky; have given me plenty of great feedback; and even a few funny stories because there really is nothing like a fan.

So now you know the story… please go on in and browse the selection… feel free to make requests or “have you ever thought about…” ideas… and most importantly…
ENJOY!!

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