Eating Insects – Chowing Down On Bugs

  I’ll Try Not To Bug You! There are cave paintings that verify humans were eating insects over 32,000 years ago.  Before they had tools to hunt or farm, they were munching on a varied cuisine composed of many different bugs including ants, scorpions, tarantulas, silkworms, larvae, caterpillars, grasshoppers, crickets,…

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Insect Farming – Growing Bugs For Food And Stuff

The World Needs More Protein! With the world’s rapid population growth, the demand for protein-rich foods is out surpassing the supply of red meat, poultry, and fish. So, what’s the answer? Well, bugs are full of protein!  Matter of fact, as a substitute for traditional meats, chicken, and fish, they…

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Wanna Grow Some Celery?

Bright, Green Celery “Bright, green celery.  Look and see.  It’s celery.  Everyone look and see. Bright, green celery.  Celery.  Celery.” Believe it or not, that’s a line from an actual song, Celery, found on my Vegetable Songs post.  It’s a short tribute to a deliciously crunchy veggie.   Where Did…

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Vegetable Songs – Is This For Real?

  Is There Such A Thing As Songs Written About Vegetables? I have to say it’s true.  Even vegetables have songs written about them.  They are mostly created for young kids to help them understand vegetables and increase their vocabulary. But, a few of these songs have been written just…

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Jim’s September 2018 Garden Answers

September 2018 Garden Answers Here are the answers for the September 2018 Quiz. They are all taken from The Perfect Vegetable Garden.   Answer to Question #1 B) False         Besides white cauliflower, which is the most common variety sold in grocery stores, there are also varieties…

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Jim’s September 2018 Garden Questions

September 2018 Garden Questions This is month #7 for garden questions relating to The Perfect Vegetable Garden.  If you get stumped, you can always move on over to the September 2018 Garden Answers to get the real scoop!   Question 1 All cauliflower is white.  If it isn’t white, it…

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Flower Sprouts, Kalettes, and Lollipops

  What The Sam Hill Are These Things? Holy guacamole, Batman! What are these leafy looking things growing on a Brussels-sprout-looking plant? Why, Robin, that’s a flower sprout. And, pray tell, what in Heaven’s name is a flower sprout, Batman? It’s a new vegetable invented by Tozer Seeds in the…

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Take the Kale Trail

Kale’s Been Around for a Long Time A couple thousand years before Christ was born, kale was a cultivated food in the areas of the eastern Mediterranean Sea – now home to Syria, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, and Palestine. This dark, leafy veggie was not only a…

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