A Problem for Gourmets
Saying for the Day: Some things should be priced out of range.
I have some bad news for you gourmet eaters out there in blog land.
The price of hormiga culona ("big-butt queen ants") has gone through the roof.
It seems there was a hard winter in Colombia and an increase in the aggressive lizards and birds that eat them.
This is the ant that produces the best chocolate-dipped ant on the planet.
It is tasty, crispy, and filled with protein.
This lack of ants is pushing the price of choice chocolate-dipped ants out of reach of the common person.
Watch out, however, the scam artists have entered the picture ( don’t they always) and are selling plain old American small-butt ants dipped in chocolate as if they were the real thing.
Anyone who has had the original will know there is something wrong at the first bite. American ants tend to be soggy and lack that real ant flavor .
These imitations can be found on many places on the internet so don’t be fooled.
If you want the real thing you are going to have to pay good money for it.
Make sure the add contains the words “genuine hormiga culona ants only”.
Life can be tough for gourmets.
On the other hand the supply of Australian Tarantulas is at an all time high pushing the prices down. As all gourmets know you can’t beat a deep fried Australian Tarantula for taste. Cover it with chocolate and you have a real winner. As the supply of ants decreases look for the sales of Tarantulas to increase. Isn’t that good news.
The rest of us that just eat hamburger are not touched by this problem.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where the train still runs and nobody runs for Mayor-Last night’s school board meeting may go down in the records as the loudest Board Meeting ever. The school gym was filled to the walls with upset school district people. Every single one wanted the school team name changed. One has to give the Chairman credit he tried to keep some kind of order. Before the meeting started there were a couple of fights among the participants. They take their sports seriously in Pigeon Falls. Of course there were not just Pigeon Falls people there. Since this is a combined High School there were people from Crippled Creek and Dirty River as well. Finally the chairman handed out slips of paper and asked people to write down the name they wanted. The secretary collected the sheets.
There were 27 who wanted “The Dragons“, 26 who wanted “Wolves“ , 15 who wanted “Bears“, six who wanted “Pirates“, and fifteen other names got smaller votes. The Board then tabled any action on this issue until the next meeting and named a committee to study the problem . The committee was required to have a report ready by next month. So it looks like the Team continues to be the “New Potatoes” for at least another month. It may be just as well . What will they do with all those uniforms with the new potato symbol on them?
Eino is now certain that the man who tried to break in to his garage was the same man who helped clear out the Hermit House. So why doesn’t he just come and talk to Eino about it? Why try to steal it when it theory it belongs to them. He contacted Homeland Security and they said that they were still looking into. It is a government agency and you know how fast they do things.
Tommy, the undertaker’s kid, got into an argument on the main street with Mrs. Trunble last night. He was wearing his White Rabbit for Mayor sweater and she was carrying her trusty Demon slayer. Their argument gathered a small crowd of onlookers . It’s a good job the White Rabbit didn’t show up then as Tommy might have jumped in front of Mrs. Trumble’s gun to keep her from shooting.
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Betty took the prizes from Monday and the blog print out for Dawn to the Post Office and then went to Tops. I spent a lot of time on the phone with my sister Dawn. She wanted to know what my brother died of. I remembered it being an intestinal problem. She called five times. She went to the hospital in Marquette but the record from 1948 weren't on the computer yet. She got the death certificate and it said heart failure ( cost her $10.) But I am sure he was operated on and his heart may have failed during the surgery. Its strange how we lived in the same house and have different memories of how things were. well I need a breathing treatment.