The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge” is “Hidden”
I know snails are a menace in the garden but I did not have the heart to stamp on him. Instead, I named him “Sid” and later deposited him safely on some adjoining shrubland. Snails (Caracóis) are VERY popular in Portugal and although you often see them on the menu in restaurants, we have never been tempted to order any! The thought of eating the “rubbery” body hiding inside the shell does not “rock my boat”, if I’m perfectly honest.
Fascinated by the attractive pattern on Sid’s shell, and keen to take advantage of a “photo opportunity”, I went off to find my camera. However, by the time I returned Sid was already making his escape!
Joking aside could you eat snails? Yuck yuck YUCK brrrrrr
Several years ago our French in-laws kindly invited us over for Christmas. Before we arrived I jokingly said to Mr Piglet “I hope to God we are NOT expected to eat snails!”
Yes, you’ve got it in one, one of the courses was a plateful of garlic snails. As I watched the other guests tucking into their snails with gusto I caught Mr Piglet’s eye. His face, like mine, was a mixture of horror and a look that said “Beam me up Scottie”
Our daughter tried to make light of the situation.
“I don’t mind eating snails now providing I can’t see their little eyes looking at me!”
What happened next?
I especially enjoyed Spirit Lights the Way interpretation of “Hidden” It is both ingenious and informative!