[Sca-cooks] My problem cooking lentils

Heleen Greenwald heleen at ptd.net
Sat Oct 20 14:01:26 PDT 2007

Thanks Niccolo.
I've already ditched the dried lentils, beans and flour that I have  
had way over a year.... Will start from scratch.
"My furs are not in storage, or draped across the bed,
they're hanging from the cage door, waiting to be fed."

On Oct 20, 2007, at 4:10 PM, Nick Sasso wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> Thank you for all your good suggestions, folks. I'm thinking.... old
> lentils - I do have a tendency to keep storable food *too long*...
> But how old is too long? 6 months? a year?  I have a sinking feeling
> that I've had these lentils over a year. (If you can't remember when
> you bought them.....) > > > > > >
> Your storage time is really just one factor.  How long they've been  
> sitting
> in the warehouse and then the grocer's shelf will be probably a bigger
> impact.  3 months on your shelf is a small part of the life story  
> of that
> tiny protein disk.  A year is probably too long since dried beans and
> lentils and such are really rather inexpensive.  But, airtight,  
> cool storage
> of good product from a decent volume vendor could last a year or  
> more.  It's
> about time and temperature stress as always.
> niccolo difrancesco
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