Recipes: RaspberriesSummer 2012
Raspberries can add a tartness and zing to any number of dishes. Try out these recipes from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, and visit their website for more recipes, health and nutrition information, and storage and cooking tips.Raspberry Frozen CustardMakes about 1 quart or 8 to 10 servingsCall it frozen custard, call it gelato—by any name this smooth and intensely flavored frozen dessert is fantastic. You can freeze the custard in an old-fa...
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Video: Pervious concrete for stormwater managementSummer 2012
Liv Haselbach, associate professor with Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, researches concrete surfaces that can absorb water, rather than allowing water to run off and cause pollution, flooding, or other problems.Haselbach says, “WSU has been installing various sections of pervious concrete and porous asphalt on the Pullman campus to see how they might help with stormwater management on campus and prevent icing conditions in the winter. Research...
Tags: Pollution, Stormwater, Video
Video: How to inseminate honey bee queensSummer 2012
Sue Cobey, a bee breeder who splits her time between Washington State University and the University of California at Davis, where she manages the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, describes instrumental insemination of honey bee queens.Cobey developed the New World Carniolan honey bee stock in the 1980s, and is one of the world’s top experts on honey bee queens, genetic diversity, and inseminating bees....
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Video: The Amazing LeaproachSpring 2012
An insect’s small size gives it the gift of relatively greater strength. The newly discovered South African cockroach Saltoblattella montistabularis takes advantage of this fact plus several other features, as Washington State University entomologist Carol Anelli describes here:This is very cool for several reasons.It is a wingless cockroach, described for the first time only two years ago, and the first existing roach known to jump. It achieves this feat with modified hind legs that possess ...
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Gallery: Life at Heart Mountain internment campSpring 2012
George Hirahara and his family, including Frank ’48, had their lives in Yakima disrupted in 1942 when they were forced to relocate with about 10,000 other Japanese Americans to Heart Mountain, Wyoming.Frank’s daughter Patti Hirahara has shared a number of items with Washington State University from her family’s internment experience. They include about 2,000 photographs and negatives, many of them showing daily life at Heart Mountain.The gallery below shows a...
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Reviews: Books by Orrin Pilkey ’57Spring 2012
Orrin Pilkey ’57 has written several books on beaches, shorelines, sea levels, and climate change.You can read reviews of two of his books from Washington State Magazine.
The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline (2011)The Rising Sea (2009)You can read more about Pilkey’s works in WSM Spring 2012, at ...
Tags: Books, Climate change, Oceans
How to cook lean beefSpring 2012
Most of us are accustomed to eating beef from cattle finished on grain. The finishing process builds up intramuscular fat and can result in tasty, fat-marbleized meat. But many of Washington’s small and medium-scale cattle ranches finish their cattle on forage and pasture, resulting in a much leaner beef with lower levels of fat and cholesterol. And this leaner meat requires a different approach to cooking.Here are a few tips from 3 Sisters Cattle Company...
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Recipe: Swiss Chard with Garlicky ChickpeasSpring 2012
It was hard to pick just one recipe from Tender. But given the winter season, the ingredients (chickpeas, chard, and garlic) that we’ve recently featured in our magazine, and the smart simplicity of this dish, we chose this one to share.Serves 4 to 6Garbanzo Beans1 cup or more garbanzo beans, drained (canned are fine)
5 garlic cloves, peeled
1 sweet onion or 2 large shallots, sliced thin
2 bay leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil to coat
Swiss chard2 bunches of Swiss chard
2 tablespoons of extr...
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A delicious dilemma:Spring 2012
Ingredients for a photographic still life
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Video: Ancient DNA - bringing the past to lifeSpring 2012
Taking archeology a step beyond traditional pottery shards, Brian Kemp analyzes ancient DNA (aDNA) from bones, teeth, and desiccated feces (coprolites) to help bring prehistoric Native American cultures alive in ways never before possible. As a molecular anthropologist, Kemp compares archeological findings with genetic information to detect past demographic shifts, population interactions, and movements throughout the Americas.
By plotting aDNA together with artifacts in the ground, specific ...
Tags: Video, Genetics, Southwest United States, Coprolites, DNA