Saturday, July 25, 2015

Escargot?

Resting in Vinomaker's palm (he makes a great hand-model, doesn't he?), are dozens of garden snail eggs.  These eggs were a 'gift with purchase' courtesy of a bag of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. Sigh.  As a result, Vinoland has now been inadvertently inoculated with hundreds of these little snaily-gems. Some large, some small, some so ripe that they popped when I touched them (I hate when that happens).  Now, I'm no conchologist, so they could actually be slugs eggs.  But regardless of which particular gastropod these eggs belong to they are most definitely French. How do I know this?  Because one just winked at me.  Sacrebleu!

10 comments:

Thomas said...

Great for an omelette.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Of course those strong hands gently managed those frail and rightly named gas-tropods (proved by the popping sounds!).

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: I have never, ever been in the slightest bit interested in consuming any insect-type creature: whether in an omelette, or straight up.

NHW: VM just stuck his hand out, I did the rest.

Thomas said...

VG: It may be an icky one, but it's only another protein. I believe I have eaten worse, and have had dysentary to prove it...

Seriously, best omelette I ever ate was at the Caspian Sea: beluga caviar omelette. Deeeeeevine!

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: Dysentery for dinner? Nice.
Would not go out of my way to eat caviar either...besides, isn't an omelette just something you throw together for dinner when there is absolutely nothing else left in the fridge to eat?

Thomas said...

Not my omelettes, VG. I make all kinds and they are life sustaining: bacon omelette, peanut butter omelette, and caviar omelette at the top of the list. John Lennon gave me the peanut butter omelette idea--he liked them.

When fresh from the source, beluga caviar is not salty either. Besides size, what's the difference eating a chicken's egg, a fish's egg or a slug's egg?

Re, dysentery: it happened in Iran--read my book ;)

Thud said...

chicken food

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Absolutely!

Anthony said...

Hi all - for posterity's sake, the odds are very good that those are Osmocote pellets - Scotts adds those to their mixes as a slow-release fertilizer.

Vinogirl said...

Anthony: Welcome to Vinsanity.
I would dearly love to believe that these transparent 'eggs' are little balls of fertiliser - except that they are transparent (not opaque like photos of Osmocote pellets on Google), they pop when squished and they never dissolve.