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Hot on the heels of my recent peek into the peculiar genius of the Gleaner’s Kitchen,
I find myself facing another burning question about our food boundaries …
Would you eat
( . . . . . )
Before you answer, let me qualify my query.
I’m not asking if you would pluck a beetle from your yard and …
It’s okay; I’ll give you a moment to recover before I move on …
The bugs that beg the question emanate from a more elegant field of entomology.
Actually, Ento for short.
In lieu of a farm recipe of the week, we’ve gone Scandinavian! Krumkake, directly translated as “curved cake,” is a traditional Norwegian treat served around Christmas time, or God Jul.
Many of you may have met this guy … or his sister, Flat Suzy …
Flat Stanley is a tool for us kids (usually kindergarten through second grade) to connect with others across the country. He is usually sent on a trip (via mail) to another part of the country by a student to another student. When he arrives, he has pictures taken of all the activities he enjoys in a new place. Sometimes, he gets new attire or accessories on his trip, too.
Flat Stanley, who will be celebrating his 50th year in 2014, was originally a children’s book published in 1964 by Jeff Brown. His story goes like this:
“When Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning, his brother, Arthur, is yelling. A bulletin board fell on Stanley during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick!
Amazing things begin happening to him. Stanley gets rolled up, mailed, and flown like a kite. He even gets to help catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he’s a hero!”
I received him all the way from Kansas from my friend, Alexa (we share the same birthday). Alexa is a farmgirl for sure, so we knew he’d enjoy a visit to the farm. Here’s a snippet of Flat Stanley’s day with us …
We made Mom and NannyJane laugh pretty hard when we sent a portrait of ourselves to them while they were at work this past week!
Sisters are the best ever! We used the Aviary Sticker App for an IPhone. Doesn’t Mia look good in a sombrero?? Continue reading