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Old 09-12-2007, 03:59 PM   #11
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No, no I don't have weevils. But I have found them before and then I run around like a madwoman throwing everything out of the pantry that isn't canned or in a jar. Eeeew, weevils give me the creeps. But I never thought about how they got there - I guess I just thought that one magically got in my pantry and they are like rabbits or something. A friend told me that if I kept bay leaves in the flour, weevils will never get in it. I never thought weevils came in with the flour or whatever else! Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #12
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would you use this bay leaf? I bought 8 ounces from Penzeys and this is one of them. Is it good?
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:45 PM   #13
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If they are all like that I would send/take them back. If it is a random leaf out of the 8oz. I would toss it. In short. No I would not use it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:01 PM   #14
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We always called them wheat bugs. I had a time with them when I lived in the south, until my MIL said to keep the flour in an air-tight container. I have also kept it in the deep freeze. I always heard the eggs were in the flour, too.
For some reason, I've never had them since we built this house (21 years ago). I don't know if flour is better than it used to be, or it's because our house is always cool.

I've heard putting bay leaves in your cabinets will keep the roaches away.

I use them in soups, stews, stocks, Italian Beef, beans...that sort of thing.
(Bay leaves, not roaches.)
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:03 PM   #15
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A guaranteed way to deal with any larva in the flour you buy is to freeze the bag of flour for 3 days then take it out of the freezer. This freezing kills off any bug eggs in the flour.
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Bay leaf does wonderful things to green split pea soup.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:59 PM   #17
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If they are all like that I would send/take them back. If it is a random leaf out of the 8oz. I would toss it. In short. No I would not use it.
I had to go look, and it was only a one ounce bag, sure seemed like a pound of leaves.....there were 4 leaves that look like the one in the picture. I bought the bag in May 07 and have used many leaves by now. I pulled that one out this week when making tomato juice and set it aside because I did not like the looks of it. I tossed the other four as well...Thanks Uncle Bob..
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Bay leaf does wonderful things to green split pea soup.
I want some!
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:16 PM   #19
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Miss Beth.... I ordered a 4 oz bag one time. The lady said are you sure. I said yes. A quarter pound of bay leaves is at least a gazillion leaves. Not a problem however. When a recipe calls for 1 or 2 I use 6. I've been known to put a dozen in a big pot of gumbo! Twice that many to boil crawfish!

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I had to go look, and it was only a one ounce bag
One ounce bag is plenty. LOL!
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