Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If these were money, I'd be rich! If they were food, I'd eat 'em. (Uh, maybe)


The other day, I had Brice shovel all the "mature" compost (if that's what you call it) out of the compost bin and into the wheelbarrow so we could put it into the planting bed where I hope to be putting vegetables soon. The compost was full of these big, fat grubs.


There were dozens. So many, it was a little gross, even for me. Yet, at the same time, I found myself wondering what these things would taste like if there was a way you could clean their digestive tract first, like they do with escargot. They almost look like you could do a scampi with them. Isn't that gross? But lots of people do eat bugs, in other cultures. They're cheap and nutritious. Not me, though, and certainly not my family. Too much of an ick-factor there.

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