You know I love to start my week? By reading about the increasing geographic range of the Lone Star tick, an insect that is not only a blood-sucking arachnid, but can also cause a person to become allergic to red meat and dairy. Let’s learn more, shall we?
For some summer cocktail lovers, there’s no concoction like the Negroni: equal parts vermouth, gin, and Campari. It’s a little on the sweet side, but can be tempered with a slice of citrus, and its shimmering red-orange color, thanks to the Campari, is like no other.
Even though I’m not that bothered by spiders, I still have nightmares about the cockroaches that plagued the crappy apartments I rented right out of school. So I can sympathize with the panicked woman who needed a spider killed and ordered takeout to get a willing participant.
The tide began to shift ever so gently the moment I noticed cricket flour at my neighborhood grocer. Cricket flour is exactly that—a gluten-free protein powder substitute with an earthy aftertaste made from ground crickets, which could be used to bake cookies, muffins, and the like.