n response to the bug situation:
I use some guidelines when purchasing and storing cous cous, rice and
First, I buy packages in bags and not boxes when possible. It is easier
for bugs to get in a box than an airtight bag. Remember that you don't
know how long the package has been on the shelf in the store.
Secondly, I store these in rubber storage containers, which are
airtight. Finally, I keep them stored in the refrigerator.
I want it to be as fresh as possible.
In addition you may not want to purchase the cous cous at the store you
>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 15:07:54 -0500
>From: "Jackson, Mandy" <mjack@xxxxxxxx>
>Subject: recipes & bugs
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>1) to kim who wanted to know what people do with their recipes:
>i print out the ones that look interesting, cut them out and put them
>a photo album (the kind with the sticky pages) . the first half is
>sweets & desserts and the second half is savory stuff & dinners. it
>works out well because if there's a recipe we don't like, i throw it
>which opens up room for another one!
>2) bugs - last week i made cous cous for dinner. i bought the c.c. in
>bag instead of a box. when i was measuring out how much i needed, i
>noticed about four black bugs. two were little worm-like creatures and
>the other two looked like fleas. i apologize if anyone is eating while
>they're reading this! what are they? i didn't tell my husband and
>ahead and made it.
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