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Zucchinis are easy and fun to grow. In fact, our family was always offering these vegetables to friends and neighbors. But it wasn’t always easy to give them away in late August since everyone had a surplus of the ever present summer squash available to them. And this is why cookbooks like the 50 year old Italian cookbook, the Silver Spoon, recently translated into English in the United States, includes 37 Zucchini recipes and 6 for Zucchini flowers.
The imagery of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, of the plodding, slogging, uninspired worm-like being altering its outward and inward state and turning into a high-flying, beautiful work of nature’s art, is an oft-used metaphor to describe a metamorphosis in peoples’ own lives. Who among us has not felt like the caterpillar, plodding and slogging through our days, only to experience some sort of metamorphosis and be transferred, transported, or even transcended into a new, more brilliant and glorious state?
In his July 23 Gone Fishin' column, The Duxbury Clipper's Skip Cornell wondered, "Where are the stripers? ...the bass are missing." On August 2, The Boston Globe reported that the codfish population is down by 13 to 18 percent in the last three years, and that it contains as little as three percent of numbers needed to sustain the species.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA -- As President Barack Obama teed off against the ruthless Islamic State, which is already feeling the sting of the (F/A-18) Hornets, the island community of Martha's Vineyard awakened today to find itself at war.
Although security officials would never admit it, the already heavy U. S. Secret Service presence and Coast Guard patrols, never lightweight when a traveling POTUS is playing on a vacation isle, will gain even more weight when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turns up for a book signing three days hence.
By the American Lobster Mart, 2 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne a group of high-spirited Don Berwick supporters were receiving numerous "honks" and waves from passing motorists. There seems to be a progressive grass-roots momentum in the Commonwealth this season of politics.
In my last post I gave a chronological account of the events in Ukraine over the last ten months. This chronology clearly showed that the United States, and not Russia, was behind the destabilization of that country and the coup that has led to the armed conflict in its eastern region.
Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to compete in a dessert cook off for abused children sponsored by the 80 year old ice cream parlor called Four Seas. I am not sure who won but everyone had a good time in helping a worthy cause.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of the nation is under “abnormally dry” to “exceptional drought” conditions. In San Francisco where drought is severe, people are issued a water allotment and should you go over your allocated amount, there is a significant fine. Additionally, shut off valves are mandatory on hoses. You can’t wash your car without one. My sister who lives there mentioned that everyone’s car is dirty!
We have details about tonight's Town Council meeting on this episode of Barnstable Today.