Crickets on campus: Winnipeg chef to add insects to university menu

Win, win, Winnipeg!

A Winnipeg university is taking sustainable eating to a new level by planning a campus menu with crickets and mealworms.

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For the past few months, Kramer has been experimenting with recipes — coming up with ways to use cricket flour, whole crickets and mealworms in dishes students will actually buy and enjoy.

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Kramer usually explains it like this: roasted crickets taste like sunflower seeds — so whatever you’d eat sunflower seeds on or in, crickets are an option.

“If you’re going to eat a flatbread for instance, why not eat one that has seven grams of protein per ounce?” he said.

Mealworms are a bit tougher for people to stomach — they give a tiny “pop” like a pumpkin seed and taste a bit more like a mushroom. Kramer is looking at making high-protein dashi with them — a clear, Japanese broth

If You Didn’t Know, The Canadian Passport Under Black Light Is A F*cking Party

Will S.:

Canada’s funky new passport. A rave in your pocket, or something.

Originally posted on The League of Canadian History Champions:

This is awesome. Especially the above Fathers of Confederation one!

Over the weekend, someone flipped open his Canadian passport under a UV black light and uncovered that the Canadian government had hidden a PARTY in its pages.

More: If You Didn’t Know, The Canadian Passport Under Black Light Is A F*cking Party.

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Sir John A. Macdonald, drunk and in flames

Originally posted on The League of Canadian History Champions:

It’s one of the best-known facts in all of Canadian history: our first Prime Minister drank. Like, a lot. Sir John A. Macdonald wasn’t just a charming social drinker; he got the kind of drunk where you find yourself puking on a chair at the Governor General’s residence. Or throwing up on stage during a public debate. There were times when he went on benders that lasted for days, too drunk to show up for his official duties. And on a winter night in London, England — right in the middle of the final negotiations over Confederation — it seems to have nearly cost him his life.

More: Sir John A. Macdonald, drunk and in flames – Spacing Toronto.

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