Eat: Italian Olive Oil and Lemon Cake with Flowering Rosemary —

Dreaming of an Italian holiday enjoying La Dolce Vita? Try this delicious cake recipe which will transport you to the cliffs of the stunning Amalfi Coast with its fragrant lemons, wild rosemary and local olive oil. Ingredients 4 eggs 1 cup of sugar 2 Lemons, juiced 1 teaspoon of lemon zest 1/2 a cup of…

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Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson — News : NPR

Why do artichokes look so strange? What makes okra so slimy – and how can science help you turn that attribute into a taste sensation? Two botanists take plant science into the kitchen.(Image credit: Mary Mathis/NPR)

via Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson — News : NPR

Yes, We Have Pickles — New York State Parks Blog

Long before refrigeration and supermarkets made it possible to get fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world, our predecessors relied upon drying, salting, fermenting, and pickling summer’s bounty for winter meals. Allowing the wind and sun to dry food is the oldest method of food preservation. The Seneca and other New York Native American […]

via Yes, We Have Pickles — New York State Parks Blog

Blue Jays Rule the Local Roost

The jays have been busy this winter, scarfing up the peanuts as soon as I throw them out each morning.  They’ve also taken to the new peanut/suet log feeder, to the chagrin of the woodpeckers who believe any and all suet feeders are theirs alone.

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Woodpecker Happenings

Lots of woodpeckers have taken to the suet feeders over the last few weeks.

Their human admirer has upgraded their previously boring suet cake feeder…

to the more upscale and apparently supreme peanut / suet log.

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Protecting expensive produce in France

Armed with drones and night-vision goggles, French farmers and law enforcement are fighting back against the thefts of expensive produce

via Spy oysters and kayak patrols: How France is fighting food thieves — NBC News Top Stories

Growing Greens for companion birds: Wheatgrass & Other Grasses

By @tiellover Parrots in the wild love fresh greens, but it can be difficult to get our birds to eat enough greens in our homes. Greens are a healthy and nutritious addition to any parrot diet and are full of vitamins and minerals. Presentation can be everything, so here’s a fun way to get your […]

via Fun and Easy Ways to Grow Greens for Your Birds – Part 2: Wheatgrass & Other Grasses — BirbObserver

Fun with sprouts: Chia Pets

PART 1: Chia Pet By @tiellover We all know that greens are healthy and nutritional for our birds, but how do we get them to eat them? I have a fun and easy way to do this that I want to share with you! First, let’s talk about sprouts for a minute. Many of you […]

via Fun and Easy Ways to Grow Greens for Your Birds — BirbObserver

Raise a Glass for Classy Beer! Belgian Beer Has Been Added to the World Cultural Heritage List

BRUSSELS — Next time you raise a glass of Belgian beer, rest assured: It’s a cultural experience. UNESCO added Belgian beer to the list of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” on Wednesday. Belgium is known throughout the world for its wide array of tastes, from extreme sour to bitter, produced in just about every…

via Belgian Beer Has Been Added to the World Cultural Heritage List — TIME