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Postby MWB » 14 Feb 2011, 17:30

Snails love Lupins & Marigolds. I put some in my garden & they were scoffed by the snails the next morning.

So I put some more in & surrounded them with "slug slam".

The next morning it was like the bloody killing fields! Dozens & dozens & dozens of dead snails. The hedgehogs obviously can't eat 'em all.
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Re: Snails.

Postby Tomsk » 15 Feb 2011, 03:18

i'll have em with a smattering of garlic......yum..
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Re: Snails.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 02 Mar 2011, 21:51

Me too!
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Postby pilvikki » 07 Mar 2011, 22:19


i'll pass! but thanks for the tip, claire, i have a damned battle with the slimy ones.
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Mar 2011, 15:38

Eat 'em! They're glorious.
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Postby Tomsk » 12 Mar 2011, 14:24

actually I could not eat a ruddy snail,,
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Mar 2011, 15:43

They taste like chicken Tomsk, so ... not as bad as you think.
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Re: Snails.

Postby Pet » 12 Mar 2011, 15:54

Don't eat any that have died from poisoning, tho'!
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Mar 2011, 16:27

Gosh no - but edible snails are bred in captivity, so to speak, so you're pretty safe if you go to a restaurant and order them.

It's rather sad really, because I like snails. The thought of them being put on a hot plate and frazzled ... well it's not too good is it!
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Postby Pet » 12 Mar 2011, 16:43

I know ... I don't like it at all when the animals we eat are not put to death quickly and in a humane way.

I like lobster and crab, but I can't eat them anymore because I just know they suffer terribly by being boiled alive.
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Mar 2011, 19:13

I know - it's horrible, and a snail is no less than a crab or lobster when it comes to feelings - and I like to eat all three!

I DID do a good deed the last time I visited the Canaries though. I pestered my OH to buy a lobster, which was crawling morosely in the bottom of a tank, awaiting its fate, with an elastic band round its pincers. We bought it, and let it go in the sea again. Just hope it wasn't caught for a second time.
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Postby Pet » 12 Mar 2011, 21:27

You are a delightfully fine human being, Icey!
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 13 Mar 2011, 15:35

I'd have bought the lot, but there are so many sea-front fish bars selling them. Very sad really.
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Postby Pet » 14 Mar 2011, 01:51

It is.
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Mar 2011, 22:26

If you started to think about the ways in which live creatures are killed and cooked - or the opposite way round - I think we'd all be vegans, but I'm afraid I, like many people, enjoy seafood, crab and lobster included .... and snails in garlic butter. : (
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Re: Snails.

Postby kg » 14 Apr 2011, 20:46


I'm almost embarrassed to say it now, but I love boiled seafood...especially crab, lobster, and crayfish!

When I lived in New Orleans we used to have regular boils. Put whatever it is we're boiling into the water with the vegetables and seasonings, and bring it up to a boil. You could practically hear them screaming....

"Help me! HELP me! AAAAA....!"

Delicious! :lol:

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Makes my mouth water just looking at it! I miss New Orleans! :vrysad:

I'll pass on the snails, though...tried it, didn't like it.
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Re: Snails.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Apr 2011, 08:52

I prefer seafood to meat actually, but yes, crab, lobster and crayfish .... lovely.
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Re: Snails.

Postby Tomsk » 19 Nov 2011, 23:35

a bit like paella?
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Re: Snails.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 20 Nov 2011, 00:34

Paella's nice if made properly. I don't like squid adding to it though.
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