Monday, March 23, 2009

Serving in Shells & Eating Weeds

Wash the empty shells carefully in water with soda added,
Do this three times. Then drain as well as you can.
Put in the oven on a baking tray to dry thoroughly.
Try to match large snails with large shells.
Using a small teaspoon, put a bit of the butter mix into the shell
Then push a snail in, then fill to the top with butter mix.
If you have snail plates, arrange them in the dips.
Special plates not necessary though, you can stand them close together so the opening is upright and the fillings don’t fall out.
Either way, bake for 20 minutes and serve with bread and salad.

Organically grown food is more nutritious and better for us than that which is grown with a lot of pesticides and fertilizer. Wild food is even better. A handful of fresh chopped nettle tips gives a pasta sauce a really satisfying richness. They have much higher proportions of minerals than spinach, and higher protein content than meat.
If you can dry some too, you can use them through the winter.
Many other weeds are good to eat too.

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