Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vive l'amour...

The rain that fell last night must have put the local escargots in an amorous mood. This couple was at it in the garden around 10 this morning and, at 3 p.m., was still going strong. How long would it last? Googling "snail sex" reveals that snails are hermaphroditic, shoot "love darts" at each other and can enjoy l'amour for up to six hours. Now, that's slow love. 

But enough of romance and to matters gastronomic. This is the same type of snail that we downed in quantity at the cargolade a couple of weeks ago. I see them for sale at the market sometimes. Then again, there's something rather appealing about growing your own. 

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