Friday, September 10, 2010


...the practice of eating insects. I guess it's not all that rare except of course here in our Western side of the world. Ironically I just read an article in my National Geographic about the benefits of insect eating.

Nonetheless, eating anything that is able to stare back at me while I'm eating it just feels cannibalistic. I even have a hard time eating shrimp, much less lobsters or crabs. I guess there is some truth to the saying.."what you don't know don't hurt you."

So, for the sake of homeshooling I work in any hands on activity possible.

Park Springs Neighborhood Assn. was hosting a Entomophagy Workshop. I have to admit I was a bit intrigued about the whole thing. After all, I am open to new ideas and believe in "don't knock it until you try it".

Intrigued I was, but willing to try was a different story. Neither Summer or I could muster up the courage to eat bugs in any shape or form.

It served it's purpose though. It was definitely an educational experience for both her and I alike.


  1. I think that maybe only birds of the feathered kind might truly enjoy that sort of dinner...
    Great post, it is wonderful that we all share and learn so much from our fellow bloggers ♥

  2. That was interesting! My husband's uncle was in the Peace Corps and ate BBQ'ed worms a lot, somewhere in Africa(?). Did it for him when he got back and my hubby (as a child) loved them. Not for me, but I guess if I *had* to eat bugs, I would find a way to. Maybe ground up in something....

  3. We went to something like this before and Archie was a real trooper and tried a couple of buggy things. I don't mean to sound like a girl and all, but icky to infinity, I say.

    I consider myself a try-anything-once kind of gal, but I couldn't muster the courage either!

  4. Love the first photo of Summer...the look on her face with folded arms says it all, lol.