Stacey Plaisance, The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — A unique — or rather “eww-nique” — Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium’s “Bug Appetit” kitchen in New Orleans.
On the menu: turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with a crispy cricket topping.
The Thanksgiving holiday fare is being served through Wednesday at the 23,000-square-foot bug museum, the largest free-standing museum in the United States dedicated to insects.
Exhibits there house thousands of live bugs, and insect-infused cuisine can be sampled any time of year in the museum’s Tiny Termite Cafe. Specialties include chocolate “chirp” cookies, six-legged salsa made with tomatoes and chunks of crickets, sugared wax worms and spicy Cajun crickets. Read more »
With the weather forecast for this coming Thanksgiving not looking so good and a possibility of lots of snow, I thought it would be prudent and timely to share with you a quick post on preparing an emergency kit for your car.
In the age of good highways, sophisticated cars, and ever-present cell phones, we worry less than ever about the hazards of winter driving. We shouldn’t be so flippant about the risks of winter travel. While the stories of individuals lost in winter storms or trapped or sliding off the road and being trapped in their cars overnight are far less frequent than they once were, we can all be better prepared by simply packing a winter essentials kit in our cars.
Preparation Is Essential
Keep a bag stocked and always present in your trunk or in the cargo compartment just in case of emergency. Purchase a bag expressly for this purpose or simply use a cardboard box, an old travel bag, or a couple of canvas grocery bags. Kits should include, at minimum:
•Winter coat, hat, and gloves; ideally a blanket (or more than one) as well Read more »
Winter 2013-2014 may be a cold one for some in the Midwest, but relatively mild in other parts of the nation, according to the winter outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Dec-Feb NOAA Temperature Outlook
NOAA meteorologists are calling for colder-than-average temperatures
across a small swath of the Northern Plains from northeast
Montana into parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota.
Conversely, warmer-than-average temperaturesthis winter are expected from the Desert Southwest into the Southern Plains and Deep South. Read more »