Posts Tagged ‘ mosquitoes ’

Mississippi Skeeters

March 29, 2018
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Mosquitoes in the Mississippi Delta, where I lived for 25 years, were so bad that you’re not going to believe me when I tell you. They were so bad that when they covered the two…

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Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

August 17, 2017
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Leonard Bernstein believed that Elis Presley was the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. (Time, 08/21/17) For actor Will Smith, losing his virginity wasn’t as exciting as watching Star Wars. (People, 08/07/17) A Japanese…

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Are Mosquitoes From Transylvania Too?

February 12, 2017
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Mosquitoes are evil little geniuses. They are adept enough to fly up, whine in your ear, then take off laughing as you whip yourself in the head trying to swat them. They know how to…

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Qurotob (Bread Salad) and the Complete History of Life

October 30, 2016
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Qurotob (Bread Salad) and the Complete History of Life

Tajik Entree QUROTOB (Bread Salad) INGREDIENTS – SALAD 2 pita loaves 1½ tablespoons olive oil (1½ more tablespoons later) 1 onion 2 green onions 1½ tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Greek yogurt ½ cup hot…

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Miss Universe – Buzz Over?

February 5, 2016
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  I like to peruse the international news headlines. Hey, I am not one of those arrogant Americans who thinks if it doesn’t happen on US soil, it’s not important. So, in this spirit, I…

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Bulgarian Yogurt Drink and How to Become a God

October 7, 2015
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Bulgarian Dessert AYRAN (yogurt drink) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups Bulgarian or plain yogurt 2½ cups water ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Add yogurt to large bowl. Beat yogurt with whisk or electric blender set on medium until…

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Bite Me!

August 12, 2015
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I love summer. And guess who else enjoys these balmy August days? The local mosquito population! When I step outside, if there’s a mosquito within miles, it will start heading in my direction — as…

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Syrupy Egg Puffs, Bikinis, and Blockhead Llamas

March 20, 2015
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Syrupy Egg Puffs, Bikinis, and Blockhead Llamas

Brazilian Dessert PAPO DE ANJO (syrupy egg puffs) INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves 1¾ cups confectioner’s sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 9 egg yolks 1 egg white no-stick spray 1 tablespoon…

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Mosquitoes, The Future Doctors

January 4, 2015
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Mosquitoes, The Future Doctors

  I heard on the radio that scientists are planning to rid the world of that dread curse, malaria! Hooray! What an admirable goal. Excelsior. But how are they planning to this? By injecting mosquitoes…

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West Nile Virus

September 5, 2012
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Last night, they blanketed our city with poison sprayed from the air in order to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. I feel pretty confident that it’s safe, because I just went out and…

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