Friday, 22 June 2007

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Taph has been inspiring me with her Cook from the Cupboard adventure. As a compulsive hoarder, who specialises in foodstuffs, I think its a great idea and was working up to jumping on board.

While we were away, however, it seems that someone else had the same idea. There was little Pantry Moth Party at chez Kitchen Table. Yuk. Pantry Moth is on my top ten list of most hated things.

I have spent several hours this afternoon throwing out around half my pantry - several shopping bags almost too heavy to carry, full of my "stash". Kilos and kilos of food - lentils, flours, nuts, biscuits, and, and, and. Enough to make you weep. And my skin crawl as I find all those little larvae in all sorts of sneaky places. Eeewwww.

Not the sort of decluttering I had in mind.

After this weekend, study with be offically over and I can join the land of the knitting again.

Until then,
G x


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Hmm... I had no idea such a thing existed. I'm off downstairs to stare deeply into my kitchen containers to make sure I'm "eating vegetarian" (if you know what I mean!)

Jejune said...

Oh I hate those little buggers - I've had a couple of run ins with the Pantry Moth, and now store all my flours and cereals in hard plastic containers with tightly-sealing lids. It is just awful to have to throw it all out, isn't it :(

This site has some tips on how to deal with them,

Georgie said...

TSS - yes, theyre awful. Beware the pnatry moth! Aside from seeing the narrow grey moths about 5mm long in the vicinity of your pantry, or the creamy white larvae (like maggots!), you know you've got them if you find a kind of cobwebby, crumbly stuff in or on food packets or containers.

Thanks for the site jejune. I havent had any luck with hard sealed plastic containers - they still get in there!

Taphophile said...

I have Tupperware for several thousand very good, often maggoty, reasons.

Sorry you've had to deal with the bastard moths.