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09-16-2009 07:59 AM
rabid_child I went off cauliflower for years when I was a kid when I bit into some at dinner and found a cooked worm!! Fortunately it was a whole worm, but still.. ugh.



My dad used to make bug salads for dinner and no one would touch them. He always had a (chemical free) vegetable garden and wouldn't wash the lettuce well enough and there would be LIVE HOPPING BUGS in the salad. He chalked it up to extra protein, we all looked on in horror.
09-16-2009 05:33 AM
beatricious This might be venturing into urban legend category, but I know a girl who found a whole, dead grasshopper in her fruit cup once. She thought it was a piece of fruit and almost ate it before noticing. Then she wrote the company and got a bunch of free stuff (like more fruit cups, I guess? hmm). I've never eaten fruit cups since hearing that.
09-16-2009 01:30 AM
Washoe I know a girl who took an entire mayonnaise jar full of maggots and poured them into her mouth on the Howard Stern Show. Ive got a couple of vidcaps of it on a disc somewhere. Needless to say, she had issues. Havent seen her in yearswonder what shes up to. The point is that one persons ick is another persons fetish. Its all how you look at it.
09-15-2009 10:42 PM
Fyvel What is it with bugs right now!? The broccoli we had tonight? Worms in it. Lovely. I'm just glad my husband is willing to eat this stuff because I'm sure not!
09-15-2009 09:18 PM
Skylark My family and I are amazed at the broccoli and cauliflower that grew in their garden this year--Decidedly non-buggy! Both are normally crawling with all kinds of little worms, and I usually can't get enough of the bugs out to feel comfy eating it.



I keep my grains in the fridge after freezing them for a few days when I first get them home to kill larvae.



The corn that grew in my family's garden this year was relatively bug-free, but the Peaches'n'cream variety attracted these large green caterpillars in the top of the ear by the tassle. The Silver Queen were smaller ears but no caterpillars. My youngest sisters thought it was really gross, but my closest-in-age sister and I just shook the caterpillars off in to the grass when we were husking and kept going.
09-14-2009 10:43 PM
magdelene91
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Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post

ok here's another one then - I once found a maaaaaaassive caterpillar right in the centre of a Cauliflower - I told this to my dad and it freaked him out - he usually boils the cauliflower whole (instead of breaking it into florets) and just covers it in sauce.



yum



ooer...
09-14-2009 07:21 AM
The Lurker ok here's another one then - I once found a maaaaaaassive caterpillar right in the centre of a Cauliflower - I told this to my dad and it freaked him out - he usually boils the cauliflower whole (instead of breaking it into florets) and just covers it in sauce.



yum
09-14-2009 07:09 AM
suchgreatheight needless to say thats pretty nasty but it could happen with almost anything its not like eggplants are unique in that regard...its just random and rare.
09-14-2009 06:54 AM
sleepydvdr

I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.

09-14-2009 06:52 AM
sleepydvdr

I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.

09-13-2009 06:49 AM
Treehugger267
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Originally Posted by fyvel View Post

Yeah, a bug here and there is no big deal but getting a lot all at once can be a bit traumatic Luckily I can't stand eggplant anyways...









Ugh, kale!!! I LOVE kale.... I have it several times a week. But there is a time of year (which happens to be right now) when it is seriously buggy. As in not just a bug here and there, but big bunches of these little grey bugs and their eggs. The stuff I had the other night was so bad that I got the creepies washing it and told my husband if he wanted kale he'd have to finish preparing it because I couldn't stand it any more and otherwise I'd be throwing it out. Luckily he's not so weird about it, he just washed it off and was even checking the water it was cooked in to see how many bugs were in it to determine how well it was washed



My husband and I have that exact conversation every year about the cabbage family members that dwell in our garden. *shudders* You just can't help but look snarky at what your eating wondering "did the ALL get washed off"
09-13-2009 03:04 AM
Fyvel Yeah, a bug here and there is no big deal but getting a lot all at once can be a bit traumatic Luckily I can't stand eggplant anyways...





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Originally Posted by Treehugger267 View Post

I don't want to make anyone squirmy, but most veggies are prone to having something wiggly wanting to invade them. Even the kale in the garden toward the end of the year has to be soaked in salt water if you want to be absolutely sure it's critter free. Sadly, once I see that they're there, I let an awful lot go to waste in my garden because I don't use sprays and can't get past the thought of the icky things.



Ugh, kale!!! I LOVE kale.... I have it several times a week. But there is a time of year (which happens to be right now) when it is seriously buggy. As in not just a bug here and there, but big bunches of these little grey bugs and their eggs. The stuff I had the other night was so bad that I got the creepies washing it and told my husband if he wanted kale he'd have to finish preparing it because I couldn't stand it any more and otherwise I'd be throwing it out. Luckily he's not so weird about it, he just washed it off and was even checking the water it was cooked in to see how many bugs were in it to determine how well it was washed
09-13-2009 02:58 AM
magdelene91
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Originally Posted by amhappy1 View Post

Why did you have to post this? I love eggplant. Now I'm sad.



oh no, i'm sorry! but the truth is, the world is a terrible, terrible place, filled with bugs and icky things that lurk in edibles.



(i found a tiny bug thing in my ready-to-eat salad pack today. not fun. but we must be brave and face the horrors! dumdumdeedumm.)
09-12-2009 06:35 PM
adam antichrist
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Originally Posted by amhappy1 View Post

Why did you have to post this? I love eggplant. Now I'm sad.



you will have to change your name I suppose
09-12-2009 12:43 PM
amhappy1 Why did you have to post this? I love eggplant. Now I'm sad.
09-12-2009 08:34 AM
GhostUser I once had a maggot crawling out of the center cavity (where the pit was supposed to be) of a peach to peek at the monster who was destroying its home when I was biting into it.



From then on, I started slicing and dicing almost every fruit that I eat.
09-12-2009 03:41 AM
GhostUser Meh, it's gross but I wouldn't let it stop you eating aubergines if you still like them, just be more careful next time.



I've found maggots and other bugs in various fruit and veg before, it's just something you have to check for.
09-11-2009 08:36 PM
sassyberries Yuck, that would definitely make me not eat eggplant...that image would come to mind every time I think about it.
09-11-2009 08:20 PM
GhostUser Bummer....Sorry You Had to deal with that....I love eggplant and the plants in my garden are going nuts so I should have a bunch soon....It would stop me from eating it too...at least for awhile.
09-11-2009 04:53 PM
Treehugger267 I don't want to make anyone squirmy, but most veggies are prone to having something wiggly wanting to invade them. Even the kale in the garden toward the end of the year has to be soaked in salt water if you want to be absolutely sure it's critter free. Sadly, once I see that they're there, I let an awful lot go to waste in my garden because I don't use sprays and can't get past the thought of the icky things.
09-11-2009 03:12 PM
Amy SF Eww! No more eggplant on my pizza!
09-11-2009 03:07 PM
veggielady I've never had eggplant, and was considering giving them a try, but after reading this, ewwwwww !!!!!
09-11-2009 02:28 PM
fadeaway1289
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Originally Posted by adam antichrist View Post

true. And they leave a little trail of poo so you know where they've been



Well that's absolutely disgusting. Maggot poop
09-11-2009 01:03 PM
s0ad Thats pretty gross. But hey, if I've been eating them and haven't noticed well then good.



I found a worm in my pepper once. I screamed like a little girl and ran away.....

I don't do well with little critters.
09-11-2009 07:20 AM
magdelene91
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Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post

extra protein?



mmm, delicious clean protein source! if i eat them, would i still be vegetarian?
09-11-2009 07:08 AM
IamJen
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Originally Posted by Paradox View Post

I wish I hadn't just read that.

Ditto. Ixnay on the eggplants for my pizza tonight.



Urp.
09-11-2009 06:49 AM
Digger You've eaten plenty of maggots in your food before (whether they be whole or ground up). You just found some really obvious ones. Don't let it turn you off of a really healthy food. Other critters gotta eat too!
09-11-2009 06:03 AM
Myca and maybe some B12 too.
09-11-2009 05:49 AM
The Lurker
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Originally Posted by adam antichrist View Post

true. And they leave a little trail of poo so you know where they've been



extra protein?
09-11-2009 05:48 AM
adam antichrist
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Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post

hey, as long as you cut around where the maggots are what's the problem?



the rest of the vegetable is fine



true. And they leave a little trail of poo so you know where they've been
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