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Weekend before last was the local mushroom festival.. I bought myself a Lemon Cap Oyster kit and a Shiitake kit.. the Oysters are going freaking nuts! Woohoo! Omelettes coming soon! The shiitake is starting to fruit too, but not as impressive yet as the oysters.

Great.. now I'm craving this for dinner...

Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Author/Submitted by: http://www.olivegarden.com/2005 Featured Recipe Servings: 6 Categories: Garlic / Seafood / Vegetables

Ingredients: 6 filets tilapia, approx. 6 ounces each 1 1/4 cups alfredo sauce, homemade or store-bought 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked Fresh parsley sprigs 6 lemon wedges

---Tilapia Crusting Mixture---3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp vegetable oil

---Italian Vegetables---4 cups zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices and halved 4 cups yellow squash, cut into 1/4 inch slices and halved 2 cups red bell peppers, cut into strips 2 cups red onions, cut into strips 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: 1. Tilapia Crusting Mixture: Using a spoon, thoroughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Italian Vegetables: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place onto a baking sheet, forming a single layer. Set aside until ready for baking with tilapia.

3. Assembling Parmesan Crusted Tilapia: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place Tilapia fillets in a non-stick, shallow, baking pan. Pour 3 tablespoons of Alfredo sauce onto each tilapia fillet. Use bottom of spoon to evenly coat top of fish. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of prepared tilapia crusting mixture onto each piece and firmly pat breading evenly over Alfredo sauce. Place pan of tilapia on top rack and at the same time, place baking sheet with vegetables on the center rack, in the oven. After approximately 10 minutes, or when the internal temperature of fish reaches 150 degrees F, remove fish from oven and transfer onto a large platter. The vegetables should bake for an additional five minutes, or until tender, and remove from oven. Toss the vegetables with angel hair pasta and place around fish. Sprinkle dish with parsley, garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.

Went to our local mushroom festival over the weekend ...

Got myself a lemon oyster mushroom kit and a shiitake kit... plus, one of our local licensed foragers was there with a crapload of chanterelles, morels and lobster mushrooms... apparently out by the coast, at the right elevations, it's been just moist enough and cool enough for fruiting.. definitely feeling the need to take a drive out that way...

Not necessarily so - at least if you're talking about naked eye stars..

The farthest stars we can see with our naked eye are somewhere around 4,000 light years away.. depending on conditions, location, etc. Considering the 5 - 10 billlion year or so average life span of a typical star, it's unlikely that many of the stars we see have burned out or gone nova since the light left them. Also, analysis of the light we do see enables us to determine where in it's life cycle a star is. A star like Betelgeuse may possibly have gone nova already, since we know it is in the final stages of it's life cycle. But not that many of the visible stars are in that state as far as we can tell.

I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapses, cars with people in water

Source: King 5 News

Washington State Patrol confirms an I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed and at least two cars with people inside are in the water.

The incident has closed all northbound and southbound lanes.

KING 5 News crews are en route. More to follow.

Read more: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Report-I-5-bridge-collapses-over-Skagit-River-cars-in-water-208758631.html

Got an eCig a week ago this past friday..

Wasn`t really intending to quit cigs altogether, but over the last 10 days, I cut down from almost 2 packs a day to just about 4 packs in the 10 days since I got the eCig... and, I haven`t actually had a cigarette since about 7am yesterday... This may actually be do-able

180 years ago today, Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany...

Today, he is best known for his Third Racket..


Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

Source: Billboard

Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman died earlier today of liver failure. He was 49.

The band's longtime publicist issued the following statement today:

"Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."

Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal greats with Kerry King in 1981; their breakthrough came in 1986 with the landmark album "Reign in Blood." Hanneman wrote or co-wrote the set's standout tracks, "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood."

Read more: http://m.billboard.com/articles/news/1560534/slayer-guitarist-jeff-hanneman-dead-at-49

RIP, Jeff.

the reason Warren DeMontague is no longer welcome in Vegas

Happy Birthday, Hef!

87 years young today. I`m sure there`s a hell of a party at the mansion today.

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