Buggy Jam

The company and the tunes were great the other evening at . Thanks to Betsy and Elizabeth Podsiadlo who hosted the old time jam at the Honeybee Studio.  I think the tunes were really turbo charged by the cricket Bug Out Bars. You can read more about the founders of Bug Out Bars here. And here is the Bug Out Bars website. Michael at Bug Out Bars wrote: “New customers can get 30% off their first purchase with code ENTOTREATS30.”

There is some talk of another jam in North River Mills. I will plan to have some insect based delicacies. Musicians can see if insect protein helps them nailing those old tunes. You can order your own here  (a list of producers. If you want big order discounts or free shipping you can team up with somebody in the Bug Co-op group.

Edible Insects at the Museum

I hate Covid 19, and the challenges it places of so many aspects of our lives, but… One up side is the access we have to experts who are offering amazing classes virtually.

How many of you have been curious about eating bugs. Could it be good for you? Could it really be good for the planet? Could bugs actually taste good? But… you just aren’t ready to pop something in your mouth when you see the antennae and six egs. The good news is– you don’t have too! There are so many ways to enjoy bugs, and you wouldn’t know insects were an ingrediant unless somebody told you.

So, The Natural History Society of Maryland is hosting an event, Edible Insects: An Introduction to Entomophagy, Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7 PM. They posted:

“This Thanksgiving, why not spice up the traditional menu with some insects. Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as a human food source.

Are you ready to have crickets on your salad or mealworms in your burger? This could be the future of the human diet as insects play an increasing role in providing human protein. Join us as we explore Entomophagy. Find out what insects are eaten, their nutritional value and their role in agriculture. View some live insects used as food and learn how you can prepare them in a live cooking demo. Elizabeth Hill, Principal Agent Associate with the University of Maryland Extension, is a 4-H educator that teaches entomology to youth and adult audiences.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/edible-insects-an-introduction-to-entomophagy/

The suggested donation for this event is $5. NHSM understands that the pandemic has adversely impacted many. It shouldn’t impact access to education. Therefore, a free option is also available.
Zoom meeting info is included in the email you get once you are registered.

Please direct any questions regarding this program to bstrong@marylandnature.org”

I’d love to hear from you if you participate in this event.

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And when you need insect based products, you can find a list of producers here. If you don’t want to make a large order, but you might like to get the larger order discount, you might check out and/or join Bug Co-op.

Bug Appetit!