Cicada-Tomat-Uh! Oh, yeah!
After spending three years underground, the cicadas, a.k.a. jar flies, are out and about. What better thing to celebrate on a Sunday afternoon in August? And what better food than tomato sandwiches?
Indoors, we sipped “green cicada juice” a.k.a. lemonade and enjoyed fresh tomato sandwiches—Sunbeam bread with Duke's mayonnaise. (It was B.Y.O.B. Bring your own bologna.) We learned the different species of local cicada and each of their unique buzzy calls that are produced by vibrating their abdomens.
Then we went on a great cicada and bug round-up.
Many thanks to all who attended.
- Stephen Lyn Bales
|Perfect South Knoxville cuisine for August|
|Wrafe holding a cicada and a molted cicada exuvia, the remains of its final larval exoskeleton|
|And, as a bonus, a captured praying mantis|
|Thank you, Jason and Charlotte for donating a case of local tomatoes.|