Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Taking Precaution to celebrate Thanksgiving is Imperative

Thanksgiving Card.

What are you preparing in the kitchen for thanksgiving dinner tomorrow?

Do you have any plan to share a dinner together virtually?

Have you find the sports or movies to watch, books to read, and fun games to play?

Are you ready to shop online sales the day after Thanksgiving?

Seems these questions are weird.

As multiple holidays are coming up, there have been dramatic increase in the number of positive Covid test. Here in Louisiana Governor, John Bell Edward just announced that Louisiana step back to phase 2 as Covid-19 cases and hospitalized rise.

The CDC mentioned that more than 1 million Covid-19 cases in the US in the last week, so the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people we live with. Gathering with family and friends who do not live with us is high risk in increasing to get and spread Covid-19 or other flu.

Pumpkin Pie

Those questions above are such a guidance how we live it up in the Thanksgiving Day.

Definitely, how we celebrate Thanksgiving this year seems look and feel different than years before, but we understand that it does not change that we have so much to be thankful for.

Taking precaution is imperative. Avoid any large gathering, wash hand often or keep hand sanitizer, continue to practice social distancing, and mask up!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Have You Ever Visited Weekly Farmer Markets?

Fig 01- Sign of Tuesday farmer market

We have several farmer markets in our neighborhood, the markets schedule (opening hours) varies:

- daily markets, from morning to afternoon, about 8 to 12 hours.

- weekly, from morning to noon, around 4 business hours.

The closest weekly market is in the city main library parking lots, near botanical garden and cafe building.

The distance is very close to our house, no more than 12 minutes by car. If no traffic, just about 7 minutes.

It is called as Tuesday farmer market. Actually, the market could be canceled if weather not permitting (very bad).

The market size is very small and temporary, just by mobile tents. We saw about 4 tents in the last Tuesday.

Fig 02- Few mobile tents as part of farmer market

Another name for this Tuesday market is Red Stick Farmer Market, belong to an organization, the Baton Rouge Economics and Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA). 

Fig 03- Local Agriculture produces

The market offers locally grown produces and selection homemade products such as:

- fruits

- vegetables

- honey

- many local food artisans

Fig 04- Consumers pick the vegetables

Not many vegetables available when we visit the market, we bought egg plants only.

The price is quite reasonable, the big sizes for US$ 1 each. It is said that egg plants contain many nutrients. Good for health. We consume them sometimes.

Have you ever visited weekly Farmer Markets? What items do you like to buy?

Why do Birds Sing in my Backyard in the Morning?

Fig 01- A bird, photo taken from my neighborhood. I just wonder birds sing loudly in my backyard every morning. They keep singing their son...