Tag: Food

Waiter? There’s an insect in my Frappuccino

This headline…may be a bit of an overstatement: “Soy Strawberry Frappuccinos are the latest threat to the vegan community.” Vegans are revolting over the revelation that Starbucks Soy Frappuccinos contain insect juice. Specifically, cochineal insect […]

American Honey Queen (and Princess)

Curious about the Honey Princess that I mentioned seeing at the Entomology meeting? The Honey Queen and Honey Princess compete nationally to be the spokespeople for the American Beekeeping Federation. They have to be experienced beekeepers […]

Get ready for St. Urho’s Day!

Mid March! A time when the US turns its attention to an important event–a type of March Madness, if you will. People stock up on food, buy special t-shirts, and drink alcoholic libations in mass […]

Ento Box

Some time ago, I got an email from a student in the UK working on an Entomophagy project: “I’m a postgraduate design student studying at the Royal College of Art in London, who is currently […]

Buggy Mac and Cheese

For those of you that want to try entomophagy–but don’t want to eat bugs–I thought I would give a shout out for this wonderful Mac and Cheese: Crazy Bugs! It has adorable bug-shaped pasta, and […]

How to make sure you are never invited to another potluck. EVER.

Ah, the Holidays. The season when introverted curmudgeons like me….are fairly miserable and awkward, actually.  I’m not good enough at small talk to do well at holiday gatherings: “What are you doing for Christmas?” “Um….lamenting the […]

Planting for Pollinators? There’s an app for that

Now is the time to start planning and dreaming about your wonder-garden that will magically appear in the spring….once all the snow is gone.  Remember the immortal words of Michael Perry: “Seed catalogs are responsible […]

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