Saturday, December 31, 2022


 It makes you wonder who the first person was to look at a snail and think: I'll eat that.

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Don't know but he or she was brave and I am so grateful. Escargot on mushroom caps with garlic butter costs a fortune in the store but about 25% of that if you make them at home in the oven or on a BBQ if you are camping. Happy New Year

  2. That is true of so many foods: artichokes (basically a giant thistle), most fungi, wild rice, the early ancestors of corn. . . lots of stuff we take for granted now probably required close to starvation conditions for anyone to try it and hope it wasn't going to kill them.

  3. Put enough garlic, butter and parsley on anything and it will be great. I actually like them. I harvested some from plants in my yard, and was going to do the proper thing of purging their little bodies, but after they spent the first night in an empty bucket, I let them all go. They had all crawled to the top. I couldn't do it. Would take another week. Since then the weather has been so dry I rarely see them.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."