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Old 01-12-2009, 10:15 AM   #21
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Gross gross gross!!! I'd have done exactly what you did beginner chef. BLECH!


Weird question time. I've never ever found any bug, critter or anything else in dry goods. I know its not because I use it all up so quickly but I'm wondering if the climate has anything to do with it? Or where stuff comes from initially?

Ok, still gagging about the raisin bran.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #22
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Alix, I would think the "climate thing" is a good part of it.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #23
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I wondered licia. But BT is in a northern state. Admittedly its a lot warmer overall there than here, but still...its cooler. Do you suppose moisture has a part in this too? We are very dry here and I think most of the folks who mentioned this have a higher humidity level than we do.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:41 AM   #24
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We just stocked up on lots of dry goods. We put everything in either glass jars or air tight containers.

Alix, I think humidity is a factor.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:10 AM   #25
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That's a very good tip about freezing them for 24 hours after bringing them hom. Even if it's just a mind thing... I might have to start doing it..
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Constance View Post
I used to have a problem with wheat bugs when I lived in Louisiana. One day my ex announced he needed two pies for a "coaches dinner" that night, and no, wives were not invited.
I had no car or phone, and when I got out the flour to make the pie crust, it had wheat bugs in it. I went ahead and made it anyway, and the crust looked like it had little poppy seeds in it.
He said everyone bragged on my pies, and commented on the delicious "nutty taste" of the crust.
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You can get wormies and moths in pretty much anything. Ramen noodles, rice, cous cous, mac and cheese. I even found some in salt once.

Once you have them or see a moth, etc, you should look through all of the food in the pantry that they could be in and throw out anything that looks like it has specks/webs/wormies, etc. Or just throw everything out without looking.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #27
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Whoa! Check this out:

Kitchen Bugs

And we get a lot of these silverfish critters (but we call the bigger ones "lobsters"):

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:51 AM   #28
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Mmmmmm....enough for two Pizzas.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:04 AM   #29
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I found a dead grub type thing in a tin of cannelini beans the other day and yes its gross but i doubt you will come to much harm
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:46 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
ya want buggy food yuk?

about a year after i had gotten my first apartment, i got up in the middle of the night with the munchies, craving cereal.

without turning on the kitchen light (it wakes up the birds), i found a box of raisin bran in the cupboard and poured a bowl with some milk. i went into the living room and turned on the tv, wolfing down a few spoonfuls along the way.
another mouthful later, i remember thinking, why is my raisin bran doing that snap crackle pop thing. and why does it taste funny?

as the glow of the tv lit up the room, i looked down to find my raisin bran was crawling with mealy bugs. a whole bowl of milk soaked creepy crawlies, like right out of a horror movie!

let's just say i watch what i eat now, in more ways than one.

with the lights on.
OMG I would have went straight the bathroom and well ... you know the drill. That is so gross. My stomach is turning now.

I think I am done eating out of boxes now.

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