There is rain this morning, so no gardening chores. It is, however, perfect weather for snail watching. Ever since we moved here, I have been enchanted with these little creatures, who despite their penchant for my cabbage and kale, are wonderful to look at and photograph.
From what I can gather, the snails in my garden are Helix aspersa, the European garden snail, which is native to the shores of the Mediterranean and can now be found practically all over the world.
As much as they are cute, they have also piqued my appetite. Here is a tasty recipe for Escargots au beurre d’ail made with garden snails. Before cooking, it says you have to clean out their digestive tracks by fasting them for a few days, which kind of gives me pause…but I’m also really curious to give it a try.