Wednesday, December 13, 2017

November 2017 Reading

The books I finished reading in November 2017


November 2017 Books: photo by Cliff Hutson
November 2017 Books: photo by Cliff Hutson

It seems that, without any preconceived plan, every book this month was a mystery novel.

However, the do run quite a gamut. The five from the Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series are set in 1889 - 1890, "Little Green" takes place during the Summer of Love, or there about, and "Two Kinds of Truth" is in the present day.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rules for the Laboratory

Glass Beaker: photo by Cliff Hutson
Glass Beaker: photo by Cliff Hutson

I recently came upon four rules for working in a laboratory, and reproduce them here for your edification.

Lab Rule #1


Lab Rule #2


Lab Rule #3


Lab Rule #4



I am particularly fond of the third rule. It can apply to everyday life, as well as the lab.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Seafood Month Challenge


Lionfish: photo by Cliff Hutson
Lionfish: photo by Cliff Hutson

National Seafood Month


October is National Seafood Month, a time to highlight smart seafood choices, sustainable fisheries, and the health benefits of eating a diet rich in seafood.

Scallops and Broccoli Slaw: photo by Cliff Hutson
Scallops and Broccoli Slaw: photo by Cliff Hutson

How to Celebrate National Seafood Month


There is more than one way to celebrate the month. The one I really like is put forth by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which helps us make better choices for healthy oceans. They have issued a challenge ( #SeafoodMonthChallenge ) to post one seafood dish each week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

I am not going to throw myself in to this, but I was challenged enough to go through my archives to find some photos that I thought were pretty good.

Shrimp Tacos: photo by Cliff Hutson
Shrimp Tacos: photo by Cliff Hutson


Calamari Steak and Pasta: photo by Cliff Hutson
Calamari Steak and Pasta: photo by Cliff Hutson

Cod and Greek Salad: photo by Cliff Hutson
Cod and Greek Salad: photo by Cliff Hutson 

It should be noted that I prepared all of these dishes prior to photographing them. And, I ate them soon after that.

Lionfish


I am issuing an additional challenge that people should try to eat more Lionfish. Eating an invasive animal for lunch or dinner is a great way to protect our environment. It reminds me of the the TV program, "Dexter". Which is to say, this is one of those instances where I can kill and eat something without any pangs of remorse nor guilt.