Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Cicadas Overnite Early Aug 2021

On August 2 morning, I spotted 5 items—a live but nearly immobile cicada and four exuviae (exoskeletons). The cicada and an exuviae (Specimens A and B) were on one porch column. Another exuviae (Specimen C) was on the second column, and two (Specimens D and E) were on the third column. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Monday, August 23, 2021

EZ Blender Hummus 2.0

 

This hummus recipe is blender based, tweaked from my first batch in June 2021 (YT video, blog article). It's thicker and smoother, very little of it getting runny by the next few days. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, July 30, 2021

June and July 2021 Full Moons, Strawberry and Buck

Did you wonder about recent hoopla about names for full moons? My emphasis is on Strawberry (June) and Buck (July) for this year.

June—moon, strawberries, neapolitan ice cream, neapolitany cakes
July—moon, bucks and other deer, composites of buck-cameo bucks

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

EZ Blender Hummus, Closer Eying 4 Ease

The "EZ Blender Hummus" article and video pertain to the actual procedure for making a batch. I include info about some substitutions of several online recipes' ingredients for convenience. This article goes into more details and extra info about hummus considerations. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

EZ Blender Hummus

A few weeks ago, I spotted a post on LinkedIn that pointed to "Homemade Hummus Dip". Some comments gave me ideas for substitutions so I might avoid winding up with excess, seldom-used ingredients. ... This hummus recipe is blender based. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Holey Pipes--Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Fife, Pan Flute

 Earlier this month, a classical radio station mentioned a program having recorders. "Recorder" had mystified me for a long time. I wondered why the term, when it didn't record. I also wondered about other single-pipe instruments that musicians blew into, such as flutes, piccolos, and fifes. As for pan flutes, ... Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

8 Caterpillars and Inchworms from April 11-17 2021

These eight critters that I imaged in the neighborhood between April 11 and 17 had fascinated me but also mystified me. Inchworms are a subset of caterpillars. Seems that the locomotion means indicates which animal is which. Read the entire article and comment there, please.