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Old 06-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
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JG Dean,

We love animals, however, they are an enormous responsibility, like children. Now that I am going to be 50 in December and Vet is in his 50s, and we travel alot, as the gals live on two different continents, one in Zürich, Switzerland, and one in Saint Augustine, Florida, and Mom Eva in South Miami Beach and we are in between Madrid Capital, Spain and our home in Puglia, Italia --- it is difficult to have kit kats ...

Travelling with animals is a hardship ... However, we also have a horse, which someone could not care for any longer, and Filippo purchased him as a gift for me just this past May.

Equis is an Apoloosa and I ride him on Friday and Saturday mornings as I love to horse ride.

Then, there is another Donkey, who the Vet also fostered, Professor, who is a sepia Catalonian tall variety, unlike Rubí who is tiny and Andalusian ... He is a baby, 1 year old.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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The only other thing I ever had spark was a cheap mug quite awhile back. I put the food in a glass corelle wear bowl to heat. I wonder if the chickpeas picked up metal from the growing soil or can??? This has ocurred with several brands.
Very curious. All the microwave chickpea recipes I looked at were cooked on high, some for 4 minutes or more. And you rinsed them.

Maybe try a dfferent glass container, just to check?
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #13
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I have never heard of this....amazing!
According to Health Canada, (the most reputable source a quick peek at Google revealed) it does happen. I reckon it makes sense.
Still, I haven't had an experience like that.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #14
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Upon pondering this further, it occurs to me that I seldom use the microwave for much more than reheating coffee and such. I reckon that's the reason I haven't witnessed this.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #15
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I have never heard of this....amazing!
According to Health Canada, (the most reputable source a quick peek at Google revealed) it does happen. I reckon it makes sense.
Still, I haven't had an experience like that.
Interesting. Thanks, Hoot! It does make sense.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #17
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Never heard of this. There are many recipes for microwaved chickpeas. Is there a short in the oven? Any chance of even the slightest amount of metal in the dish? I had a coffee cup that would spark.
Look on the bottom of the container. See if the name is done in metal such as silver or gold.
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I've seen microwave sparking occur with a number of vegetables, including green beans, carrots, celery, and many types of legumes. It makes sense that it's due to certain minerals being present in foods. Chickpeas in particular contain healthy levels of copper and magnesium. Maybe that's the cause of the sparking?
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:14 PM   #19
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Another thought would be if the lightbulb is loose. My microwave started arching...checked and it was either the fuse for the lightbulb or the lightbulb. Once that was tightened, the arching stopped. I heat chick peas all the time in the microwave and have never seen this happen. I generally soak dried chickpeas and cook them on the stove top, not sure if that matters.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #20
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I have had many things arc in the microwave. But the worst was when I tried to dry sage leaves and they caught fire! I think maybe it was the paper towels I was using.
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