Monday, October 14, 2013

New recipe try - but fail

I went to start lunch at 11:40.
Kinda later than I meant, but still before I was actually hungry.
Put the pot on with water for lentils (b/c I had looked up a decent soup recipe) and then got out the lentils to sort them.
Sorting them is important always, according to my mom, but I have definitely found rocks, etc in them here.
I noticed some sort of white speckling on them, but honestly didn't think much. Picked out two rocks.
Until I saw a dead bug. The kind I've seen on my bottom shelf and put bags, etc around the sugar, flour and cookies to combat.
But it wasn't in the sugar/flour/cookies, maybe because they were protected. It was dead. In the lentils.
Didn't think much, continued, and saw second Mr. Dead Bug. Probably Ms, actually.
Then I looked more closely at the speckles because they certainly weren't there before.
And at the bag of lentils, about 2/3 full. And could see from the outside many other nasty, annoying dead bugs. And lots of holey lentils.
So apparently there is some kind of little weevil thing that likes lentils and other 'pulses.' Jerks.
Googled it, apparently those speckles are eggs and the holes may have more. Or, better yet, larvae.
Some people say cook it and they'll be dead, you can skim them off.
Or freeze 48 hours to kill them, then sort, cook and eat as usual.
Lentils into trash. Next bag will be stored in freezer, as this is apparently a decent option and it's not like you can buy a lot of frozen foods here anyway.
Ate tuna melt, particularly pleased that I had though to pick up tuna on the way home last night.
And more than a bit grossed out by the lentil guys.

What would you have done?


  1. I was never in favor of the "skim them off" approach, it must be genetic! xoxoxox

  2. I would have puked in the bag for good measure before tossing them in the trash!


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