DANDY DOG COOKIES
Kristine Blaser, manager of Three Dog Bakery, 1555 Camino del Mar, paints frosting "seeds" on watermelon-shaped all-natural dog treats. $1.50 each.
— Susan DeMaggio
NOW IN THE VERNACULAR
noun. Reduced interest in current or potential environmental problems due to frequent dire warnings about those problems.
TRUE OR FALSE?
In countries such as Japan, Korea and China, it is considered a delicacy to eat jellyfish.
Although many people around the world eat the jellyfish, the initial reaction is of dread and revulsion at the prospect. People fear that because most jellyfish have venomous stings, they will be eating something poisonous. But the jellyfish available at the market is processed in salt and alum, which neutralizes the venom. In fact, this process is necessary to preserve the jellyfish, because it will spoil very fast, once taken out of the water. Jellyfish has an absolutely bland taste. The flesh of a cooked jellyfish takes on the flavors of the dish. So if the jellyfish is marinated in the usual vinegars and soy sauce, it will have that flavor and taste exactly like the sauce.
WISH I SAID THAT!
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on."
— Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," by J.K. Rowling
Meet author/columnist Connie Kirby Anderson
as she signs "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This," her collection of stories about the people of Del Mar, and more. She'll be at Earth Song Books, 15th Street and Camino del Mar, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7.