Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Bug's Life Cuisine + Giveaway(s)

While in New Mexico last week, I was reading National Geographic Magazine and came across this little article about bugs, more so how the Food and Agriculture Organization is working on a policy to promote insects as FOOD worldwide.   Turns out, beetles, crickets and many others are rather...um....nutritious.  A serving of small grasshoppers, for instance, packs nearly the same protein punch as ground beef.  And insects can be farmed more cheaply and on much less land.  The FAO sees insect farming as a move towards food security - a subject for its upcoming conference on entomophagy, the practice of insect eating. 

Uh....I have one word:   YUCK!

Grasshoppers
Red Ants
Water Bug

Serving size: 100g


Calories: 153
Total Fat: 6.1g
Carbohydrates:3.9g
Protein: 20.6g
Calcium: 35mg
Serving Size: 100g


Calories: 83
Total Fat: 3.2g
Carbohydrates:6.5g
Protein: 7g
Calcium: 8mg

Serving Size: 100g


Calories: 62
Total Fat: 8.3g
Carbohydrates:2.1g
Protein:19.8
Calcium: 44mg


I'm skittish eating anything with eyeballs still intact and crunches when I bit down - not that I ever tried, and not that I'm ever going to, but I know I'd never make a great contestant on that show "Fear Factor".  I can't even stand the site of these things....this blog post isn't going to be able to stay up too long because I don't want to look at them.

Anyway...

I did find the article interesting and wondered how many of these critters you would actually have to eat to consume 100g (more than I am willing to try!).  So while combing Old Town in Albuquerque one fine afternoon (and eating a couple veggie tacos, thank you) I came across a tasty little treat:

A little blurry, sorry  - it's hard to get a good image of a  Scorpion Sucker.  That's right, your eyes read correctly, I saw this little tasty treat and since the article of eating bugs was still fresh on my mind, I thought I had to get this little guy and even better - I had to GIVE IT AWAY to all you nutrition freak endurance junkies!!  That's right, you heard it here - the blog world's first ever Scorpion Sucker Giveaway!! 

Don't worry, the sucker is apple flavored so all you gotta do is lick away - lick, lick, lick, at some de-lish artificially apple-flavored sugar until you get to the tasty scorpion anxiously waiting for you inside.  It's like having your dessert first and then getting your meal - loaded with rich fuel loading carbohydrates to make your run strong and satisfying.

I know you'll all be rushing to leave the blog so you can leave your comment to win this scrumptious delicacy...but wait, I'm not done yet.  Ok, I am done with the critter giveaway, but since I was approached by the nice folks at CSN stores awhile back to give away a gift card, I thought I'd throw the generous $45 gift card in to whomever won the sucker.  Yep, TWO awesome things to win.  I'm just nice like that. 

CSN is comprised of over 200 online stores, selling everything from dining room chairs to fitness equipment. A great store with so much stuff it'll pop on over and see what you'd use the gift card for:
http://www.csnstores.com/

I can't do these giveaways often, this isn't really the way I want to take the ole blog, so get out there while you can and win something super cool from Jill. 

There's twowo ways to win, leave a separate comment for each:
1) Tell me what you think of eating bugs, before this post and then again after reading it.
2) Tell me what you'd buy with the CSN gift card (don't forget the holidays are coming up and your favorite blogger, Jill, needs some presents!).

Total fun, eh??!!!  I'll keep the contest open for a week, until midnight of November 11th, so don't lolly-gag, get busy commenting.

In other news - I had my interview today for the new job *sigh*.  I don't think it went so well *sigh*.  I got all discombobulated with the first question, omitting half of what I wanted to say, and it only went more sour after that.  I don't know how many times I used marathon training as an example of accomplishing my goals and how organized I was (read: anal retentive) - I'm sure they were sick of hearing it *sigh*.  Will find out by the middle of next week, but I'm not holding my breath.  I am grateful I was dwindled down to the final 6 of the 98 which applied - that in itself is an accomplishment.  I guess. *sigh*

A big shout-out to Brian, a guy I've been working with for a very long time, who is running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon this weekend.  He has overcome a vast amout of diveristy from injury to job issues; I couldn't be more proud he's still giving his race a go.  Good luck, Brian - I know it will go very well!!

So anyway, I know I said I'd do the coachy thing today but it took all my strength to do the giveaway so will work on that this weekend when I'm not so sulky and can think more clearly.  It's coming - promise.

Until then, happy miles....and next time you're out running and see a little critter on the street, don't step on it, pick it up, pop it in your mouth, and your run may be oh so much better!!

132 comments:

Ashley said...

I never would have thought of eating bugs and I still probably will never eat one. It's just too gross for me.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I would get a new dog bed.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Running and living said...

This is timely, since last night my 5 year old and us were talking about nutrition trying to show him that he really needs to eat other things for dinner besides pizza, to which he replied that he tried ants last year in preschool II and "they taste like nothing". Me thinks that it may be easier for me to get him to eat insects rather than anything else I try. And if they are crunchy, that's a huge benefit as he loves his crunchies.

Aimee said...

YUCK! That is what I think about eating bugs! However, if I was ever stranded and needed some form of nutrition, I think I would force myself to eat whatever I could! But, YUCK!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I thought all runners ate bugs. I have swallowed millions of mosquitos and nats over the years. After reading this blog I was thinking of a new Cajun dish, Red Ants and Rice, Yum! I would cook it in my Hearthware Nuwave Oven purchased at CSN and we would sit down and dine on our all new Paula Dean Home Sweet Tea 5 Piece Kitchen Gathering table sale priced at just under $1,900.00 from CSN. Jeepers, eating bugs used to give me the willies, now I think I would like a heaping helping of chocolate covered grasshoppers for dessert and I'll wash em down with waterbugs! By the way, I would still hire you, can you start Monday? Bubbles

Aimee said...

If I won, I think I would buy some sort of fitness equipment or kitchen appliance! :)

I'm sure you did fine, but I'm sorry the interview didn't go as well as you would have liked!

C2Iowa said...

In advance training I did partake of some insects. I could do it again (if needed) but never a scorpion!

Ewa said...

I think it was Anthony Bourdain who was munching crispy crickets in one of his No Reservations show. He claimed they were quite good. Hmm... I think, I would pass.

Chris K said...

Funny, before reading this, I just published my post about having a giveaway with nasty stuff I can get in China. The only this is..... I was joking and you're serious here. You ARE a science geek :-)

racing dawn said...

Pretty sure I would never eat bugs to get my protein in for the day. That's just wrong...even if there is a ton of sugar around it!

racing dawn said...

I need some new bedding! Forget Christmas gifts - that's months away! :)

Char said...

I was just wondering if the fat in those bugs is saturated or unsaturated and if the LDL's are high.

L.B. said...

Bugs! Cool. I've had bugs before. I had some crickets when I went to Mexico City in August 2009. They were cooked, prepared in garlic. I took a picture of it before chowing down.

I wouldn't say they were my favorite thing ever but I'd be open to eating more. Maybe not every morning or everything but I'm not opposed to it, especially after reading their nutritional benefits.

L.B. said...

If I were to have the chance to buy something from CSN, I'd get me a chef's knife. I need a bona fide knife, that can cut anything, anywhere, anytime. My knives are dull. I want a sharp knife so I can tear me apart some red bell peppers and onions in record time.

Kenley said...

I have eaten chocolate covered ants before, and a grasshopper head for money. hehehe. I love bugs, I love to put them on the grill for fun. lol. I didn't know that grasshoppers had that much protein. Hmmmmmmm. Grasshopper recovery drink. Best wishes on some good results. And yeah, CSN is pretty cool.

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

Sorry the job interview didn't go to well. With regards to the contest, I don't foresee myself chomping down on any bugs in the near future - not exactly a vegan treat!

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

From CSN Stores, I would probably buy a new gym bag (since I don't actually own one), and possibly some random kitchen gadget.

saundra said...

I think I would try the grasshoppers, but not the ants and certainly not the water bugs. Looks more appetizing than worms...

marathonmaiden said...

ick and ick. although i'm sure i've inadvertently eaten bugs in the past

marathonmaiden said...

and i'd totally buy a coffee maker. i've just jumped on the coffee-is-amazing bandwagon!

and you were registered for WR?! bummer you can't do it. it would have been a blast to meet up!!

C2Iowa said...

I would purchase something for the empty dining room.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I've eaten my share of bugs running and cycling, so it doesn't gross me out too much. If you eat canned food, there's a certain amount of bug parts allowed by the USDA, so we're all eating some pretty much on a daily basis.

Tammigirl said...

Before reading this article I found the idea of eating a bug pretty darn gross.

After reading this article I find the idea of eating a bug... pretty darn gross!

That's just more for all the people who want to eat them, though. Right?

Kovas Palubinskas said...

PS Really like the new banner!

Tammigirl said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I know what I want from CSN!

I want some paintable beadboard wallpaper.

And if it never comes back in stock?

I would like some Oneidea flatware - Boston Colonial.

Christi said...

Okay, I will not eat bugs. There I said it.

Marlene said...

EWWWWWWW! I can't say my opinion of eating bugs has changed before/after reading this post. Just plain NASTY! I had to eat a cricket at the City Chase this year and that was more than enough for me, protein or not!

Are you serious about the sucker? LOL!

Count me in!

As for CSN, I need a new blender so I can start making my insect... I mean SPINACH smoothies again!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ok have to stop laughing first. So i am not a fan of the whole eating bugs thing, I know a lot of countries do.. I would probably only give in if I were on survivor and starving

lindsay said...

umm. all i got out of this post was bugs and csn. :) sorry but i will have nightmares for weeks so i couldn't look at the pics or read the words haha. but i still sorta-skimmed so i could comment... that counts for something right?

(oh, don't count me on the CSN - i have already won one and given one away so i think i'm good) ;)

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Hmm, bugs...didn't see that coming. WOW, LOOK AT THAT PROTEIN! No thanks. I am not squeamish, but just can't do it.

Jenn said...

I would get a coffee grinder because mine broke and this morning I was taking a meat tenderizing hammer to a baggie full of beans trying to crush them so I could stop shaking and get my damn coffee!! Bugs are just gross Jill-this is America. We don't need to eat bugs!!! Sorry about the interview. I hate when I walk out of a room and think of everything I wanted to say and how everything I DID say didn't quite come out the way I intended. Definitely their loss if you don't get the job! BTW, I'm anxiously awaiting your infinite knowlege and coachy tips! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I'm not done reading get but I just love "lolly-gagging"! I thought I was the only one say that! heeheee

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I don't eat bugs on purpose. Maybe accidentally on a four-wheeler ride or bailing hay but not because I wanted to! Both before reading AND after. Bugs are for visually enjoying NOT eating at least for me!

I am still wanted an awesome backpack to take on our hikes in VA!

ajh said...

I would not eat bugs although I have back in my younger and more adventurous days!
I would buy a lamp for my bedroom.
I hope you did better than you thought at the interview. You may be your worst critic.
I am in DC and my heel is sore sore sore from walking. I don't run for 10 weeks and this is the thanks I get! I have heard more "sure fire cures" one of which is not covered by insurance. Ms Zippy did it and then a friend at home. I will email you more when I am home. I think you said you were in touch with Ms. Zippy already!
Good luck! I 'm having fun here with my girl!!!

ajh said...

Okay just saw your comment on Chris K's blog. Who did the original Leaving on a Jet Plane? Was it Jefferson Airplane or am I just doing too many planes?

ERG said...

This post is too funny, Jill!

I might try fried locusts with honey...kindof like a John-The-Baptist-esque power bar. ? What to wash it down with, though?...

C2Iowa said...

ERG -- VINO!!!

ERG said...

So ...how many grasshoppers DO you have to eat to get 100g?

I think i'd get a new foam roller from CSN. The one I made is too narrow.
**
I bet you did better at the interview than you think! Keep positive :)

Kate said...

I wouldn't intentionally eat bugs unless I was starving. Starving starving, not the starving I am right before lunch. :) There's a store in the St. Louis area that has all kinds of spiced bugs you can buy to eat. No, thanks!

Kate said...

I'd buy a couple of stability balls. I use them for chairs in my classroom for my fidgety kids...and then of course everyone wants to sit on a ball.

Kate said...

P.S. Don't feel bad about the interview. I know it's easier sometimes to expect the worst rather than pin your hopes on something, but most likely the half of your answer you managed to spit out was twice the answer someone else had. You're comparing yourself with the best you, while they only have the other applicants to compare you to. And I'm sure my boss would LOVE for me to acquire some organizational skills!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ahhhh scorpions, another reason why I dont miss AZ

DRog said...

Nice Look!

I should be putting bugs in my fuel belt now?

squeeeemish!

Christina said...

Sorry, bugs are not food for humans. Bugs are food for spiders and frogs. :)
Organizational skills rock. Being anal retentive about a job also rocks too! That means you will see to it to make sure a job gets done.

Irene said...

I've eaten roasted crickets flavored with lime and chili powder. :) Crunchy!

I need a cast iron skillet, but not to cook crickets in, just so you know. I ate the crickets at a farmers market in Mexico last year.

Tim said...

I have a coworker who sometimes eats bugs. I could
never do it. Thanks for this thoughtful post.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I would get some cookware.

http://www.csnstores.com/Farberware-50012-FBR1077.html

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Glenn Jones said...

I've had wood grubs before. Roast'em up in a pan over a campfire, take their heads off and they taste like huge pinyon nuts (if they've been eating pine trees). Yeah. I'm an adventurous eater....

Domestic Diva said...

I'd have to be really, really, really hungry to eat a bug.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

Terri said...

Ok, I'd have to be seriously starving to eat a bug. Although, if they tasted like shrimp I might be persuaded to change my mind, But I'll bet they don't. Taste like shrimp, I mean...

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

When we went to Thailand, I remember seeing sauted crickets being sold in the sidewalks. I dared my fiance to eat it and he said he'll do it after we come out of the club. we forgot all about it though. darn! Personally, I WOULDN'T eat it.

I'm your new follower, by the way. hoped on here from Christina's blog =)

meeyeehere said...

Okay,first:That must be what my diet is lacking,bugs!!!Never would eat a bug unless maybe I was starving to death.After your post?? Still never gonna eat a bug. I bet my husband would!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I love CSN almost enough to eat a bug!! HA!!!
I would love to win and buy some Ginsu knives! Thanks for the interesting post and giveaway!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

brian said...

Check out this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4mtsVVJss
This was one of my professors at Purdue, he used to put mealworms on the overhead projector (so you could see them moving) and he would eat them while he did a lecture. He's nuts, but funny!
I think I would buy the walker with the basket because I need one today, my knee didn't like that marathon! My dog ran up and down the stairs 3 times while waiting for me to hobble down. :)

Henria O. said...

Before and after your post...eating bugs is gross! It would be very difficult to convince me to partake!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I'd get a new bookshelf for my daughter's room!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Emz said...

I would not-could not eat a bug. I've been to china-- seen way too many things on sticks. Yuck.

Emz said...

I'd like the pilates DVDs. For sure.

Emz said...

Oh & the pita keeps scorpions he finds at our home as pets. Ewwwww.

Julie said...

I have never eaten any type of bug on purpose:) Put a little chocolate on it...still not sure if I could do it:)

Julie said...

I would get some cooking pots and pans for college boy.

Hugs Jill!

Matty B. said...

62 Comments!!! You're a crazy girl!

As a vegetarian I'm not sure whether or not I'd eat them, but I can see huge opportunities for protein to be added to different things simply by putting the bugs in giant food processor. Sustainability-wise, meat is a giant waste of resources.

Hope you're having a good Sunday and I'm sorry for the work anxiety; that stinks. You're so great in writing that all you need to do is point them to your blog!

misszippy said...

My kids actually ate some of those lollipops last year when we were in Calif. Brought some back for their friends and they were a big hit!

My hubby has also eaten bugs before on foreign trips. Grub tacos anyone? I think I'd have a hard time trying it!

misszippy said...

CSN--I need a new duvet cover, desperately!

Molly said...

Well....I don't mind bugs. And, my hubs has been known to eat them. Seriously. One time we were at his parent's place in the Adirondacks, he took a HUGE cicada off of the screen door, looked at it, then ate it. raw. That wasn't the first time. gross. but,I still love him.

: )

Molly said...

btw, new header?? I miss the Colorado views....but that's just me, just cause I've never been there....:) xo

Sherri said...

I am sure your interview was perfect!
Bugs! HMMMMMM! My son eats a ton of them...and dirt...always has, and he is the healthiest kid around. I keep taking him in for blood test to see what he is missing...but they just say...well, he is NEVER sick, so I think he is good! =)
Maybe, i should eat bugs...but I like ice cream so much better!

Tara said...

A BUG giveaway!?!! Eeeww. On one hand, the thought of eating bugs makes me want to vomit in my mouth, yet on the other hand I AM a Scorpio, so maybe I need that bug sucker. Tehe.

Tara said...

I am sure that I could find a boat load of stuff at the CSN stores, but alas, maybe I would spend it on something for a baby since you want me to have a baby so bad! :)

Or maybe something for my fitness while I am pregnant with that baby.

Tara said...

BTW-Crossing my fingers on that job for you girlie. (oooooh slipped in another entry for the bug wink wink).

BTW-Can I still order that cookie dough? Let me know.

HappyTrails said...

Bug eating for running endurance - sounds like new book material???? Pass on the critters though.... Hope your job pans out for you Jill!

Velma said...

Bugs don't bother me that much. The kids would FLIP at the sucker!!

Velma said...

I need some new placemats for Thanksgiving.

I am sure you did a great job at the interview - being nervous is pretty normal.

tattgiff said...

I think eating bugs is yucky, more so if by accident.
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

tattgiff said...

i need a space heater.
bugs are still gross and i itch.
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

bmom76 said...

Before reading the article I thought eating a bug would be nasty.
After reading your article I still cant imagine eating bugs!
chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

bmom76 said...

I'd like to get a new bath rug. Ours is falling apart.
chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

sjt42075 said...

i don't eat bugs and never will but the sucker will make a good stocking stuffer for my husband who will eat anything.
stracey2010@live.com

sjt42075 said...

with the gift card i would like to get a new dog bed for our dogs.
stracey2010@live.com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

well, at first i said never. after reading the nutrition info, i think maybe. surely they can come up with a palatable way for us to eat them!
hancoci_s at msn dot com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

id get myself a new pair of boots!
hancoci_s at msn dot com

Hope said...

My brothers bought bug lollipops at the zoo one time...I'm not sure I'd ever try one though! Even after reading your post...I think I'll just stick with ground beef!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Hope said...

I'd get some new dishes for my kitchen :)
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

big wave said...

I don't really want to win anything but can tell you my list of additional high protein bugs:

leeches,
mayflys
damslefly/dragonflys
caddis bugs
stoneflys
waterboatmen

shannon said...

Several years ago while on vacation in Colorado we stopped at a gift and candy shop. I purchased some brownies and a beverage. I ate the brownies while I continued to shop in the gift store. The brownies were great! A few minutes later my friend asked me what I was eating, then proceeded to tell me the brownies were made from farm-raised crickets. Seriously, I never would have purchased then had I known, but since I didn't, I have to admit they were good.

My Life and Running said...

I would have to be in the most dire of dire situations to eat a bug...

My Life and Running said...

If I won, I'd buy some rain boots! Desperately need some!

Katie said...

Let's see, before I read your post, I thought eating bugs was gross, and now I think it is nutritious and gross! :)

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I'd get a new slow cooker...my old one bit the dust.

kt1969 at comcast dot net

tristatecruisers said...

I think i would have to be REALLY REALLY hungry before i would eat a bug--that's gross--i once saw a boy eat a locust and it grossed me out--i could hear it crack while he was chewing it--i was about to heave when he did that. :p NASTY!

marci
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

shirley said...

I have heard each person in a year eats 2-20 spiders, while they sleep, YUCK is how I feel, sorry I still feel that way towards bugs. If I eat a bug I would rather do it asleep.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

shirley said...

I would get a new pot rack, and they have so many, thanks.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

tristatecruisers said...

i would get some pie pans and baking sheets--mine are old and need replaced for holiday baking :)

marci
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

There is absolutely NO WAY I would eat bugs.. EVER. lol

jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

i would buy a Rachael Ray Bubble & Brown set!

jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

bukaeyes said...

Yeah I thought it was gross before and after reading it. I suppose I could eat an ant or something- but it really all depends on what. I couldn't eat a beetle blech!
bukaeyes@aol.com

bukaeyes said...

I would but a family Xmas present like maybe a pizazz pizza oven because I see the price is right at CSN Stores!
bukaeyes@aol.com

Emily Robison said...

I thought eating bugs was gross before reading and I still think they are gross but now I know that they contain protein :)
erobison09@gmail.com

Emily Robison said...

I would buy a new bedding set with the GC
erobison09@gmail.com

Swoodson said...

Umm eating bugs = fear factor to me. As in, not unless someone is paying me!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to buy a new pair of shoes to go with my new handmade shoe clips :)

StephanieC said...

ack! somehow I posted incorrectly twice and hit the wrong 'comment' as. the two above are me, scg00387 at yahoo dot com :(

Aka Alice said...

OMG! 103 comments!!! I usually read through them, but that's just too much for me (but fun for you!)

I don't know if I'd eat bugs, but my friend Mik, who is a vegetarian, tells me that termites taste a bit like carrots (I'll take her word for it). I suppose if they were chocolate covered I would.

Aka Alice said...

OK...I think I'd put that gift card toward some new Emeril cookware. I'm in need of some new pots and pans. I'm still using wedding gifts (almost 20 years old now)

BTW...last time I thought I really blew it in a job interview, I got an offer and now I teach at the community college, so you never know...

Black Knight said...

105 comments this is the world record!!! I hope that you will get that job.
I live too far so I leave the chance to win to another lucky blogger.
I will never eat insects.In April I was in China and I saw "interesting" things about this topic....of course I took pictures.

Caratunk Girl said...

Um, I thought bugs were gross before I read that, but I used to like to watch people eat them on Fear Factor... I hate scorpions even more after reading. UGH

OH and let me know, I can show you some knitting stuff sometime if you really want to learn!

ERG said...

Haha! Maybe you can explain how to use a rolling pin to roll my hammies without getting my buns hung up on the floor.? I go for more pressure by putting the roller on the ground and getting on it. But I am NO expert here.

kc said...

I think bugs are still too gross to eat!!
desertdealsdiva at gmail dot com

kc said...

kidkraft parking garage!
desertdealsdiva at gmail dot com

Ava said...

The kids and I had actually went to a library presentation about eating bugs...not for me, but if they were covered in choc I might try?

fridaymoon429@yahoo.com

Ava said...

I would buy new pizza pans or some type of gift for my mom for Christmas

fridaymoon429@yahoo.com

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I think I'm leaving the 113th comment! I'm not really here for the contest, although I wouldn't mind winning!

I wanted to tell you "Thank you!" for letting me know about the official finishing times being adjusted for the Denver RnR Marathon. That shaved 58 seconds off my time!

Meg said...

Bugs? Really, Jill??!!! You cracked me up today....

JKMommy said...

Before this post - I didn't really think about eating bugs much... I knew some people did but... now, I'm starting to wonder WHAT wacky company even MAKES these horrific lollies!! ha ha! :)
Bugs are gross in ANY FORM! :) But I do know people I could give the lollie to if I won it! :)

JKMommy said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway for CSN too- I would buy some stainless steel cookware! :)

ruslady said...

it's yuck, but you never know
galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

ruslady said...

I would buy a lego set for my kids from CSN
galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i don't want even think about it, but people are different
devotus(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i would buy some cookware -- iron or stainless steel
devotus(at)yahoo(dot)com

Louis H said...

I love the Scent-Sation Zebra Brown Safari Duvet Set

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Louis H said...

bugs are yuck - my opinion hasn't changed after reading your blog post :D

chelsei said...

Before reading this post I thought eating bugs was gross but now that sucker looks yum.
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

chelsei said...

I would buy some toys from KidKraft for my little girl for Christmas.
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Before and after reading this post about eating bugs-a big NO THANK you..lol ....but a interesting concept about a scorpion sucker

thanks for the giveawy
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Le Creuset 9" Square Baking Dish with Bonus 5" Baking Dish in Caribbean - PG071523-17 is what I would like to get at CSN
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Jes said...

I thought of how people in other cultures eat bugs for nutrition at times places but that unless absolutely necessary to survive it seems gross - still think that after reading the article!

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Jes said...

I like the Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Deluxe Poultry and Kitchen Shears

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sweetpea08 said...

I thought eating bugs was gross and still do! Of course, if I needed to survive, I would probably do it.
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sweetpea08 said...

I would the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe for my little boy!
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Thanks for the chance!

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I've had chocolate covered ants and even tried these scorpion suckers before but bugs for lunch are not a daily meal for moi.

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