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Recipe Reveal: Dishin’ up cicadas

Crunch, crunch, yum, yum, Cicada-licious! Radiolab.org photo

Crunch, crunch, yum, yum, Cicada-licious! —Radiolab.org photo

Cicadas are much more than loud, annoying insects that rear their red-eyed heads above ground once every 17 years. A good source of protein, cicadas can also be transformed into tasty snacks, hearty meals, and delicious desserts.

When you get lemons, make lemonade, so when you get cicadas, why not make cicada dumplings or cicada rhubarb pie? Read more…

The Cicadas are coming! The Cicadas are coming!

Oh joy and rapture, cicadas are coming.

Oh joy and rapture, Cicadas are coming. — Connecticut DEEP photo

They’re baaaaack! Wild and crazy Cicadas, known as Brood II, are on their way.

Brood II sounds like the name of a horror film. Fitting for insects with red eyes, orange wings and black bodies that live underground and only emerge above the surface every 17 years.

Cicadas are expected to show up in Connecticut anytime now through mid June, and the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) wants us to know we have nothing to fear. But do we? Read more…

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