Comments: Whats for Dinner Tonight?


Posted by Toluca Nole at July 18, 2007 09:09 PM

I'll bring you a glass of WPB water at Thanksgiving. You can drink it with your turkey. ;-)

Posted by Bou at July 18, 2007 09:30 PM

Lotsa protein in bugs.

Posted by Denny at July 18, 2007 10:45 PM

You SO wouldn't survive on the farm. Bugs? Once you boil them, they're dead. Sort 'em out just before serving.

Posted by Jerry at July 18, 2007 11:24 PM


Posted by vw bug at July 19, 2007 06:23 AM

Huge EW factor. Huge. And this from a girl who grew up on a farm. ;)

You should have seen my face the day Dad took the cover off the well water holding tank and we found a dead rat floating in OUR DRINKING WATER.
Yeah, I think I collected and drank rainwater after that....

Posted by pam at July 19, 2007 06:38 AM

You know Jerry, I'm a pretty simple girl. Pretty low maintenance. Do my own thing. No big deal. But I would NOT survive on a farm. I mean, if I HAD to, yes, I can do anything, but for the most part? No. The whole bugs in my food thing is a big no no for me. Protein or not. But I remember when we used to get weevils in our flour when we lived overseas. We'd pick it out. At least I could see them though. This bugs in the pasta thing... yuck.

Pam- Holy crap. I'd have switched to either collecting rainwater or drinking only juice! Gah! That's not even an ick factor... rats in my water, but a huge vomit and poke my eyes out with a pencil factor. But this... reminds me of yet another post! Heh.

Posted by Bou at July 19, 2007 09:41 AM

I'm not saying "ewe!"

Treated wastewater is cleaner than damn rainwater. Seriously. Especially in South Florida! Take your kids on a field trip to the local wastewater treatment plant (there's one in Pompano that loves to give tours, but I'm sure WPB has one, too). It starts out pretty bad:

"In the next room I'm not going to talk. We'll just run through and later on I'll tell you what you were looking at."

But by the end, the water is crystal clear. It's amazingly clean. And in most cases, they just pump it 3 miles offshore and let it go. The only reason they don't normally just pump it into the city system is the factor you mentioned: "ewe!"

Posted by Ogre at July 23, 2007 10:41 AM