Green Meat – Food Exploration In Strange Places

I stopped by a Spec’s liquor store recently.  No, I am not a big drinker (quite the opposite) but I needed to pick up some Ever Clear for making tinctures.  You know, after attending the Herbalismo! event I’ve been so inspired to make more of my own medicine.  So, here I am at the checkout with these 2 huge bottles of rocket fuel and you’ll never guess what I see at the checkout counter.  A box of crickets seasoned with salt and vinegar.


I spoke with the cashier and she said that they had started out as gag gifts, but more and more people were buying them for snacks.  She said her daughter really liked them. 

So, looks like you don’t have to wait for the 7th Annual Bug Fest to get your hands on some edible insects.  Just go to your local liquor store.  And pick up a six pack of beer too – it helps tremendously with palatability.


I am totally surprised at how much eating bugs has become a trend among the partying crowd.  I might, sort of, be responsible for it.  Check out this episode on San Antonio’s Fox morning show for all the tips Cassandra came up for adding zing to your scorpions….  http://www.growyourowngroceries.org/bug-eating-is-the-hottest-new-trend-with-marjory-wildcraft-and-allen-davison/

Also, if you missed that episode of “Doomsday Preppers” where I show a family how to eat insects – check out the video here:  http://www.growyourowngroceries.org/marjory-wildcraft-relocation-expert-on-doomsday-preppers/ They were about to move to Costa Rica, a place with a ton of food on the wing, so to speak.  “Green Meat” – oh boy… 


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  • Carroll the Irishman says:

    I watched the TV episode you did at Fox where you and the gentleman introduced some of the people to eating insects. My question is: Does your friend have a cook book? If not, do you know of a very detailed cook book? You’ve got my interest up. This may very well be something that might be a necessity in the future. Better to know something that could keep you healthy in an un-healthy situation. Thanks Marjory. I enjoy your post and your knowledge.

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      Hi Carroll,

      Yes, Allen and I have been working on an e-book and a video. I should have that up and ready within a few weeks. Are you subscribed? I” get you a notice first thing if you are.

  • Mary Himmer says:

    Hi Marjory,

    I thought you would like to know that Everclear has gmo’s and they cannot be removed. I decided to order organic spirits on line as I want my herbal extracts to be as pure as possible. It is one of those things it took me awhile to realize. The federal taxes are intense, but I want a pure product and am trying to decide what to do with my gmo Everclear and what I should do about the stock I have already made up for use by my family.

    I got our organic spirits from Alchemical Solutions which I had found through a google search.


    Also if you don’t know about it already, a great source for herbal information on line is herbmentor.com. There is a small monthly fee, but the amount of educational materials on that site is awesome. For beginners I suggest John Gallagher’s free site, learningherbs.com, which is run by the same organization.

    If you find another company you like for organic spirits or a way to DIY, do let me know. We appreciate you.

    Mary Adelle Himmer

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      Oh Mary – you bring up such a good point. I hadn’t even thought about GMOs in alcohol, oh my!

      I really don’t like alcohol tinctures that much, but it sure does preserve the medicine a long time.

      thanks so much for the source on non-GMO alcohol. Oh, you know, I love john Gallager’s board game “Wildcraft”. My daughter and I play it regularly.

  • G! says:

    Before my father, now 87yrs., was assigned to a WW2 supply ship, he spent time in New Orleans. One establishment was serving what my father thought was shrimp, but turned out to be deep fried cock roaches! He thought they tasted rather good!

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      OK, that really grossed me out. LOL.

  • P.R. says:

    I’m not sure if the crickets are cheap. Maybe the move towards eating insects is an indication of hunger and increasing desperation as people move to more affordable protein sources? I hope not.

  • Loretta says:

    Insect eating isn’t such a new thing Marjorie, when I was a kid (many years ago) chocolate covered ants were the big thing. Haven’t seen them in a long time but they were quite a tasty treat….

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      Oh yeah, I also remember chocolate covered ants being around years ago…

  • deb says:

    Hi! Yes, I know this package very well. Our 11yr old son first tried them at a campground we were visiting last year and now every campground we stay, he looks for them. This past year we stayed at 3 campgrounds and they all had this product, $1 a pack! He has gotten several different flavors and even brought them to school. I wonder if he would have the same enthusiasm if I were to introduce them in our normal meals LOL. Thanks for all your helpful videos and articles. Best wishes of health & happiness to you and your family

  • Red Ennis says:

    I’ve had some of those and they are good.

  • Denise Griego de Angel says:

    Many people eat insects as a protein source but most Americans get grossed out thinking about it. Personally, I feel we should all know the best way to prepare them so that if and/or when SHTF we know what to do to survive. As for the GMOs, can’t we get them out of our lives? I can’t believe how much of the things we take for granted contains GMOs. :/

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      Right on Denise

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