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Anyone fancy Escargot? Delicious with melted butter and garlic! Plenty more to harvest for free! If your up the Shropshire way I can give you buckets full!! (Shame I’m too far from London to sell to fancy restaurants!) who ever said it wasn’t a good year for slugs? This is what I ‘harvested’ within 10 minutes!

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What a kind offer but no thank you! I tried one once - it was like garlic flavoured rubber...

19 Jul, 2015

 

:(

I like cockles though (you have to if you were brought up where I was !)

20 Jul, 2015

 

I had them when I was young and its like chewing on a piece of rubber soaked in garlic butter like Steragram said. Also was encouraged to taste frogs legs- they tasted like chicken! (soaked in garlic)
Anyway it's a shame I can not 'recycle' my snails. Maybe someone will come up with an ingenious idea in the future....

20 Jul, 2015

 

I throw them into the neighbouring field, but I'm sure they come back, and get thrown in again ! They must enjoy the flight :D

20 Jul, 2015

 

Somebody on here eats them - was it Myron? Haven't heard from him lately

20 Jul, 2015

 

Hywel, that reminds me of the one about the gardener who found a snail in his garden; he picked it up and threw it as far as he could. About three years later there's a knock on his door, he opens the door to see the snail on the doorstep "what's your problem then mate? " says the snail

20 Jul, 2015

 

Tried whelks once, ugh salty rubber 😲

I just thow them in the field for the wildlife, someone painted the shells once with a dab of nail varnish before throwing them......yep snails have the homing instinct.....

20 Jul, 2015

 

lol so it's true they do come back ! I wonder if one will knock on my door Davros lol :D

20 Jul, 2015

 

Mine have gone into the green recycling bin- I have thrown the odd one next door but with so many it would look highly suspicious plus they would probably come back (with their mates!!) Don't want them knocking on my door... lol

20 Jul, 2015

 

My grandfather who came from Sicily marinated and cooked them in a seasoned sauce and they were delicious. As a matter of fact my grandfather could make an old boot palatable.....hmm...I wonder sometimes what he said was tripe was really an old...... An old army buddy of mine was an artist when it came to cooking them in a butter and garlic sauce. When it comes to preparing escargot one has to be an artist or find one who is. Just rambling on a bit...one of the best definitions of French cuisine that I have ever come across was that it was " the Kings garbage with sauce on it."

20 Jul, 2015

 

Having lived in France I agree with Loosestrife! I remember many a time I went to a restaurant ordered something that sounded delicious on the menu only to be given something completely different that didn't match the description one bit! And it didn't taste too nice either... So much for French cuisine.....

20 Jul, 2015

 

I leave them alone if they stay under my stones but if they dare to venture near my plants they get the order of the boot TOOTSWEET, lol... I rarely see any slugs though instead I have very fat frogs, its a shame they can't get the snails out of the shells, they'd have a feast...

20 Jul, 2015

 

I couldn't bring myself to eat them.....although I don't mind if others do....I just wish they'd come and collect them from my garden.

20 Jul, 2015

 

Nope I couldn't eat them either, nor shellfish, jellied eels, oysters or anything like that, the thoughts even make me shudder...

20 Jul, 2015

 

or octopus....can't even bear to look at that on the fish slab.

20 Jul, 2015

 

I've eaten chocolate covered ants, alligator fritters, turtle casserole and octopus but frogs legs, never. The ABSOLUTE WORST.....and I had no choice but to eat them or starve.....were the C-RATS that I had to consume while in the Korean War.

21 Jul, 2015

 

Gosh. My most adventurous thing was kangaroo!

21 Jul, 2015

 

I'll stick with Shepherd's Pie.......that's exotic enough for me.

21 Jul, 2015

 

Well I've never tried snails or anything similar and I didn't like cockles when someone Mumbles way used to come round selling them.

What snails eat fascinates me. I have a miniature garden with a little stone cottage. Over the years the original plants have died and last year I "planted" some items from my doll house collection. One was a really pretty plant in a pot. I placed this just outside the cottage door.

Next day when I checked I found that a snail or a slug...something...had eaten the plastic flowers and the plastic leaves. Only the pot was left with a few plastic stem- stumps. I brought it back inside before they started on the pot!

30 Jul, 2015

 

That snail must have the lowest IQ of any. Wonder if it managed to digest it?

30 Jul, 2015

 

Steragram : Agree. I couldn't believe my eyes!

30 Jul, 2015

 

Where is that snail? I MUST HAVE IT! Imagine a " next generation " snail able to biodegrade what was once considered unbiodegadable plastic waste. If that snail is able to eat polymer chains and upon digestion convert them back into carbon rings (petrolium) from whence plastics were produced...well what a fantastic renewable energy resource that would be! I will get a biological patent on it and own the world!..... Oh, caring is sharing, which half of the world would you like Eirlys? :)

31 Jul, 2015

 

Have any of you tried the copper tape approach, to protect your pots from slugs and snails? I thought I'd give it a go but found big juicy slugs in my dahlia pot!!! Grrr... So it's an epic fail!! :(

31 Jul, 2015

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