Sunday, August 18, 2013

2 Wriggly worms, 1 suckly slug, and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeee

Another reason I will always miss America?

Let me hear you say, "I heart pesticides!"  You would if you saw little creepy crawlers while you were innocently cleaning your veggies from the market.  I know it's natural and all (they live in the dirt...helloooo!) but I had a series of ick/shudder/heeby jeebs moments while cleaning my Saturday  morning market finds.

And this is why I will always wash my produce thoroughly.  Don't go thinking grocery stores are any better.  I've seen what appeared to be maggots on perfectly good bell peppers at a store that will remain unnamed but rhymes with Shandmark.


And yes, those are gloves I'm wearing.  I always wear them when cleaning (food or otherwise) and I couldn't have been more relieved to have them on this fine Saturday.

3 comments:

zmelissaz said...

*shudders* bugs in food. so disgusting. i cant deal with wormy things. more than half the eggplants i ever bought in manila had red worms in them. i got to where i was too squeamish to peel them (after peeling and beheading a few of the little buggers) and left them for my helper instead, who would laugh at me. and then there were the crawly things that somehow hatched in my sealed bag of rice...

xo,m

Lindsey said...

UGH!!! I don't even know how to compartment what you've written in a way that will not disturb me forever....

thanks...thanks a lot... ;-)

Claire said...

The things that appear in rice, in what you were sure was a vacuum sealed package, are by far the most disturbing.