It’s time to drag yourself out of bed before dawn and grab a pair of binoculars. At least one comet is near naked-eye visibility while ISON looks to be fizzling. Check here for details on Comet Lovejoy:
Also if you have a mobile device or tablet, get Sky Safari to learn the night sky and find all those pesky fuzzballs.
The app has many useful features, I just went to Search, typed in Lovejoy and tapped Center. The object was shown below the horizon so I used the app’s feature that allows you to advance time by minute, hour, etc. This let me pinpoint the time when the object would be over the horizon. Great tools, great views to be had.
What to do with that large, green object that’s been sitting on your kitchen island for a week and a half. A zucchini was harmed in the making of this post.
1 large zucchini peeled, seeded, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into 1/4’ slices
12 or so cherry tomatoes cut in half
2-3 cups chicken broth
1 packet McCormick’s Italian Herb Chicken Slow Cooker Mix or just mix up some Italian seasoning with a little salt, sugar and corn starch, it would likely give you the same effect.
1 cup corn cut from 2 or 3 ears of uncooked corn. With the fresh corn, the corn will be a little crunchy after cooking which gives a nice texture.
Put it all in the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours, more or less depending on how tender you like the zucchini.