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My dad's Maltese and tells me that when he was a boy (1930s) many families had a little patch of dandelions where they had snails. He'd pick them out of the green patch, they'd be prepared somehow (I seem to remember something about a bucket of salt water), and then fried up in a little olive oil and garlic. I prefer mine in butter and garlic.Originally posted by piqaboo:
Note: the common brown garden snail is a European import. It is in fact escargot on the go. To prepare it safely for consumption, collect snails and keep them on a diet of oatmeal or cornmeal for 7-10 days before cooking. This cleans the ingested toxics out of their digestive tracts.
Try Utah. I moved here a few years ago from the eastern U.S. and I love the (relatively) bug-free-ness of it! And no -40!Originally posted by Angie:
There are no fleas in Calgary, too high and too dry, and ticks are only a problem if you go hiking in the mountains in the spring. The gophers are little and cute and stay out of gardens.
Why on earth would you put up with all those pests? Oh, I remember, it gets down to -40 here! Right. I knew there was hitch to this pest-free stuff.
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