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My mate Discopig and I have been talking for a while about picking some lillypillies (also known as riberries) from the trees around our workplace on campus at the University of Wollongong. We noticed this week that the lillypilly right outside our back door is dripping with fruit, so we thought it was time for some action.
We took a container out at lunchtime and started picking the berries. It was an interesting experience. Most people that walked past looked to see what we were doing, and a few stopped to …
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A while ago I noticed some fruit trees growing on the side of various roads around Jamberoo. They looked like peach or nectarine trees, but I couldn’t be sure without seeing the fruit. I kept checking on them every month or so, and early this year saw young fruit that showed they were peach trees.
Once a week or so I took the “scenic route” to work through Jamberoo, to check on the progress of the fruit.
Finally in late February, the fruit was ripening and beginning to fall from the trees. …
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Would you eat escargot (i.e. snails) in a fancy French restaurant?
Would you buy prepared snails from a deli and cook them at home?
What about eating snails from your garden?
I was doing some research, trying to figure out how to get rid of snails in gardens, and discovered that the garden snails we get around here are the helix aspersa variety. These are known as petit gris (“little grey”) to the French, and prized as one of the two main escargot varieties.
That got me thinking – could you eat garden snails?