Taking a closer look at crickets

I’ve been thinking about food more than yarn today, and it seems that what we eat is on the brains of more than one knitter these days. Stephanie can’t get home from the store without her lettuce freezing, Hannah had a post yesterday about Vegetarian Times magazine and their article about non-vegetarian ingredients that sneak their way into foods.

On my other blog, Comfort Kitchen, you can see a link to a video investigation about turkey factories.

I bought Jerusalem Artichokes (sunchokes) at the coop yesterday because they looked so fresh and the sign said they were local (local produce is a rare thing around here in February), but I’ve yet to find a recipe for them online or in any of my many cookbooks that strikes my fancy.

Jay (who’s two) studied bugs in his playing with dirt “science” class this morning, so we had butterfly pasta for dinner.

Comfort Food

5 thoughts on “Comfort Food

  • February 22, 2007 at 8:25 pm
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    Last year for Christmas I went to the local teacher supply store and bought my son a Butterfly habitat. It came with a coupon to send away for some caterpillars. It was great to watch them grow into butterflies! This year we are doing the same thing with a tadpole

  • February 22, 2007 at 10:59 pm
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    I think you can cook them in any type of recipe that would call for a potato. I would cut them up and fry them with some onions.

  • February 23, 2007 at 7:14 am
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    I am not a vegitarian, I couldn’t even if I wanted too (I will one day post about my college days), but I love fresh veggies! The upside to my current location (one of three I must post about this one day on my blog too) is the fresh veggies I can get at the farmers market. I am never sure how to prepare them unless it is the standards…When I get things at the local fresh markets (we have two that I have found) I only go for the brands that I know for a fact are what they say that they are. If you have a Publix (going to Hannah’s post that you mentioned) go shop with them, my husbands company has done a lot of work with their corporate offices and their “Greenwise” products are just what they say that they will be…And down here, they have the ALL TIME BEST Customer Servie!

    BTW I just had to add, Jay’s picture on your blog is too cute for words!

  • February 28, 2007 at 8:03 am
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    I found an amazing farmer’s market about two miles from my house last month. Now I’m trying all kinds of fresh veggies that I just don’t see at the local Kroger store. Stuff like chayote, etc. As an omnivore I feel it’s important to be trying different foods all the time, don’t you?

    Jay looks very interested in science!

  • March 10, 2007 at 8:24 am
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    Hello, a lovely cookbook called

    From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking With Farm-Fresh Produce by Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition (Paperback – Sep 2004) available on amazon has how to cook about anything and some of the nutritional aspects as well. Have had great success with it.

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