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Old 07-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #41
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OMG, that is just tooooo funny. My dad was the spitting image of John Wayne but he had the weakest stomach in the world.

I can't tell you the ways we tormented him...
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #42
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Sure, Jen, you can use Dipel dust on your cabbage, if you're not going to pick it right away. Where the worms live depends on when and where that nasty little yellow butterfly laid it's eggs.

Jan, your dad sounds like mine. Shame on you for tormenting him!
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:17 PM   #43
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I just wonder if a little bit of what'ya dont like doesn't do you any harm...
A beetle or two, a fly here & there, a worm or caterpillar in the broccoli...

I paid a visit to Mexico City some 6-7 yrs ago. My wife came with me and we took a trip to Taxco, where the silver mines are. Obligatory visiting was the local market. Freshly made tortillas, 100 types of chile, beautiful veg and lots of different beetles and bugs, live.
I asked the little Indian lady what they did with them and she took a tortilla, splashed on some fresh, hot salsa, whacked a few bugs inside and proceeded to eat it.

At least with broccoli caterpillars, you dont feel the legs...
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #44
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LOL Clive drinking the worm in mexico doesnt count!
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #45
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Gag me with a spoon!

Seriously, it's all in what you get used to, Clive. I suppose I could eat all sorts of weird things if I got hungry enough.

But worms and bugs would be low on the list. I prefer nuts and berries, thank you.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:02 PM   #46
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Me too!

No way was I going to take a munch on that tortilla...
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:31 PM   #47
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it is nice to know that there is a treatment for broccoli to kill worms that is okay to use.I did not know that,Thank you all!
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:38 PM   #48
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What a story Constance! Much as I love the stuff, I think it will be awhile before I buy broccoli again. No need to watch my diet with you guys around! LOL

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Old 07-27-2006, 09:26 PM   #49
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I agrree with Essie, we have always just soaked the fresh broccoli in salt water and they will float to the top. No harm done. It does take a while I usually soak mine for at least 30 minutes.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:15 PM   #50
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LOL Constance

I spose I am lucky that my broccoli bolted as did my cauliflower.

But I still have some red cabbage that looks good but does have some holes in the outer leaves. WHERE DO THESE WORMS LIVE? Inside the cabbage ball or outside on the stalk and leaves? WHERE DO I LOOK? ANd can I use that dust you were discussing?

Worms totally freak me out....

The holes could also be caused by slugs which will usually feed on the outer leaves--I HATE those things!!!
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