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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 01-05-2006, 08:19 AM
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Gwen-- your solution sounds terrific & so old world--like something my grandma would have done.
By the way--I should have heard about this trick sometime during the 53 years I've been married! So here's one for the "old" timers club.Thank you soooo much. It will go a long way for many uses in my home. Will also pass it along to my daughter & DIL too.
Happy & healthy to you & yours.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:28 PM
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Bay Leaves in Flour

What a great suggestion! Lately I have problems with mealy bugs in my flour, corn meal, sugar, brown sugar, and rice! I keep them all in air-tight containers, but the bugs are still there. I only have the freezer on top of my frig, so no room to keep staples in there. I am definitely going to try the bay leaf suggestion. Thanks!

Lauri in Seattle
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:43 AM
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Isn't this forum terrific? Thanks to all for your ideas & have a "bug free" kitchen!
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:15 PM
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I put mine in the freezer, but my mom always put a stick of mint gum in her cornmeal or oatmeal or whatever. She never had a problem with bugs either!
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:46 PM
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I second the BAY LEAVES, I have lost 2 batches of flour after cleaning every thing and then bugs again But now for 15 years I use BAY LEAVES and no bugs
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