June 22, 2008

Flirting With Maurice

Uh oh.
I'm becoming attached.

I swear these slimy little creatures have personalities. When they stretch their bodies toward you and rotate those funny antennae around, it's like they are flirting!

Meet Maurice. Yes, I've started naming them.

Maurice and Co. are currently grazing on parsley and thyme and have plenty of water to keep them happy.

I'm starting to wonder if I'll have the heart to cook them next weekend. Pin It


Le Tigre in France said...

ewwwwww! Snails and slugs gross me out big time. You're brave putting it on your hand! I must say I'm pretty impressed that you were keeping it in order to cook...again, you're a brave woman!

nola said...

I am putting my money on, NO, you will not have the heart to "purge and cook" Maurice & Co. But maybe once you make friends they can help keep other bugs away!

katiez said...

In Ireland I was told to purge with oatmeal (of course) I like the idea of herbs...
But you really shouldn't name your food.
I'll be watching this space...

croquecamille said...

Aw, it's almost cute! Personally, I'm not crazy about escargots (it's a texture thing) and once I had fed and named (!) them, I don't think there's any way I could bring myself to eat the little guys. Good luck!

p.s. Feeding theem herbs is a great idea - I can't wait to hear how they taste!

Loulou said...

le tigre
I love insects, even slimy ones. :)

We'll see how I feel when Saturday comes!

I've also read that cornmeal is good for purging.
Giving him a name (actually it isn't a him, it is a her/him) wasn't smart, was it?

I've always liked escargots but haven't had them in years.
We'll see if I can go through with it.

Anonymous said...


my second name is MAURICE after"JEAN-PIERRE"
Now I have a name of a snail,but it's also the name of a marvellous island,I hope to discover one day.

Loulou said...

We almost named him Jean-Pierre! :)

Do you have any good recipes for escargots?

spacedlaw said...

Lewis Carroll is adamant on this: you can't eat anything you may have been introduced to.
No escargots for you...

Paola said...

oh dear, i can be pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but i'm just not sure i can eat these. i get the heebie jeebies when i see my daughter playing with them!! what do they actually taste like????


winedeb said...

You will not want to eat them if they have names! I remember doing that as a child on my grandparents farm. Needless to say, when it came to Sunday dinner, I had a very hard time eating the chicken, turkey, etc.

We Are Never Full said...

that picture makes me realize how cute they really are! but don't forget how amazing they taste!

Loulou said...

I know....
Maybe I should just set them free now.

they're actually pretty tasty. Earthy is the word that comes to mind first.
Of course, you put enough butter and garlic on anything and it is delicious!

That would have been more difficult - having a chicken or turkey or something.
How did you deal with it?

we are never full
exactly! :)

wcs said...

Once you've cooked and prepared them, you won't know who's who. ;)

Loulou said...

You are so right!