THE CICADAS HAVE GONE
BACK IN THE GROUND
Peace has returned to the land.
Our noisy visitors - the periodic cicadas -
have come to the end of their 4-week visit,
and have now molted, mated and burrowed
back into the ground . . . until 2024, that is.
While they were here, the internet was abuzz
with recipes featuring our noisy visitors, including:
cicada pie (pictured here), cicada pizza, cicada tacos,
even cicada ice cream!
Cicadas are members of anthropoda,
the same food group as lobster and shrimp.
Many other countries feature dishes with fried or cooked
insects, such as crickets, grub worms, termites and ants.
(A plentiful source of protein.)
No thank you!