Nyctophilia

Nyctophilia:

(n.) love of darkness or night. finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.

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I may just have diagnosed myself!

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And a Cartridge in a Bare Tree!

Who says I can’t get into the holiday spirit??

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, a Cool Yule and a happy holiday!

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A .50 calibre cartridge suspended by a twist-tie from a lilac branch standing in a clay pot on a small Japanese wooden stand on my computer table.

Nature’s Show-Offs!

Now matter where you go…

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Now matter what group or category…

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There’s always that one…

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The one that can’t seem to leave well enough alone…

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The one that just has to go that extra step too far.

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The world of Nature is no different…

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Whether birds…

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Or fish…

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Or insects…

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Or amphibians…

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There’s one in every crowd.

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Some show off in an obvious manner…

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Others are subtle show-offs.

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Some show off au naturel…

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Some employ aids…

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And some just go all out in terms of colour.

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Thank goodness for the show-offs!

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They keep making the world interesting…

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And fun!

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Lots of fun!

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The Prime Grill Cookbook

Last August, I reblogged an article from The Kosher Scene, The New… Prime Grill – Elegance par Excellence. Prime Grill’s Chef, David Kolotkin has now put out a new cookbook of the Prime Grill’s best recipes.

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All I can say is… WOW!

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The Kosher Scene

David Kolotkin, one of our favorite Chefs, has authored a new cookbook together with Prime Hospitality Co.’s CEO Joey Allaham. Some of Prime Grill‘s tastiest recipes are in this book, many of which SYR and I have tasted over the years, now everyone can make and enjoy them anytime they want!

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The book starts out with a history of Prime Grill, photos of the original location and some of the kitchen crew. Then it has a section on Chef David, menus and a listing of potables. The recipe section is organized as follows:

  • Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Appetrizers
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Side Dishes
  • Dessert
  • Cooking Foundations
  • Dressings and Sauces
  • Rubs

It was hard to find just one favorite recipe to feature here, but after reviewing the book a few times I opted for this one:

Porcini Mushroom Soup

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup…

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Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum

Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum

Heads up, my little geeks and nerdlings.

An amazing sculpture is made by pouring molten aluminum into a fire ant colony.

The resulting cast is huge, weighing 17.9 lbs. and reaching a depth of 18 inches.

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Amazing!

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Check them out on YouTube and Facebook and at the Anthill Art website!

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