from smithsonian magazine, february, 2012
“how ravens say “please come here”
the corvids—jays, crows and ravens—make tools, cooperate and hide food from potential thieves. now researchers in the austrian alps have observed ravens gesturing. in male-female pairs, one bird picked up a stick or bit of moss and pointed or waggled it. the other then approached. It’s a first for non-apes, the biologists say, evidence that corvids “rival even primates in many social cognitive domains.”
yva momatiuk & john eastcott/minden pictures”
Recently, Paula Deen has admitted that she’s had Type II Diabetes for years. Accordingly, she’s putting out a cookbook of healthy food. Here are some excerpts!
1 lb. bag of Skittles
3 cups ranch dressing
Mix well. Serve room temperature.
Sweet giveaway: I’m having this little contest to win $20 gift certificate for @allisonsgourmet’s vegan truffles, toffee, caramels!
If you don’t know Allison, she owns her own gourmet confectionary and makes amazing vegan toffees, brittles, truffles, caramels, peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, etc.
One more #veganmofo post for the year! Fettuccine Afraido! Just in time for Halloween!
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Shrunken Heads in Cider
2 cups lemon juice
2 tablespoons coarse salt
8 large Granny Smith apples
32 whole cloves
2 gallons apple cider
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups spiced rum (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.
2.Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.
3.Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the “eye” sockets.
4.Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.
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Don’t forget, go read my blog post on No-Fart Frittata to enter the contest for a subscription to @VegNews magazine.
Amazing 4-cheese vegan lasagna I had at Portobello in Portland!
Eco-Vegan Gal interviews Bob from Bob’s Red Mill about whole grain, gluten free, local sourcing, etc. BRM was gracious enough to host 30+ vegans on a tour just prior to the Vegan Vida Con in Portland this year.