Sunday, June 07, 2020

I'm gonna go eat worms

Or caterpillars, maybe. I saw these while walking on the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie (yesterday's post) back in April 2006. I don't know what they were or what they would become but they're kind of pretty, in a squirmy sort of way.

Oh, how they wiggle and squirm!

My market adventure was successful on Saturday. In addition to strawberries, I got some white mushrooms and some fresh shiitakes (all grown nearby) and a bunch of radishes. We ate some of the radishes with bread and butter as an appetizer to yesterday's lunch. I kept the nice looking radish greens and made pesto with it. We're planning a pesto pizza for lunch today, topped with sliced smoked sausage.

9 comments:

  1. Nope. I don't find the caterpillars pretty at all but perhaps they turned into something pretty. Strawberries, pesto and smoked sausage, yum. Radish and mushroom, not so much.

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  2. That will be an interesting pizza for sure.

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  3. I had to scroll past the picture. Eww.

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  4. I too had a 'eww' reaction. Creepy crawlies do that for many.

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  5. andrew, it was a good lunch.

    evelyn, different, but tasty.

    judy, aw, they're pretty!

    thickethouse, one must eat, one might as well enjoy it!

    michael, does your friend DT know about this? ;)

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  6. Ew. Don’t know for sure but that looks kind of like sawfly larvae. Hope an authority will chime in and say they’re not and will turn into magnificent golden butterflies.

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  7. Pesto out of radish greens! Amazing, Walt! Explain your recipe, please. Have you done that before? I love your lunch- as long as no worms are included! EWWWWWWWW.

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  8. mitch, I'm not familiar with sawfly. I'll look it up.

    mary, the recipe is the same as for basil pesto! I have done it before and liked it. The important thing is that the radish greens should look good and fresh. Wilted or browning leaves are not what you want.

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