On this date, back in 1931 Canned rattlesnake goes on sale. Packed by George K. End of Arcadia, Florida. Not quite as big a hit as Spam. (source foodreference.com)
I’ve really got nothing to say about canned rattlesnake, but I am curious as to whether it is still available, perhaps Nancy can tell me? And how, I wonder, would one eat it? On a slice of bread, like canned pilchards? I once ate eel in Germany, it had been presented on a platter, prepared in various ways; roasted, in aspic and chopped (like herring) in a vinegary salad. None of them moved me in any way.
Back to my bottle of ginger liqueur, I spent yesterday experimenting with recipes. I baked some golden pears in the liqueur, made a batch of ginger biscuits and added a tablespoon of NoMU drinking chocolate to my whipped cream. A very nice dessert, but – when I make it again – I will reduce the quantities to a half a pear per person; it is an extremely rich dish.
Not so the cocktails I made; the ginger square was no joke and the addition of iced tea rendered a very refreshing drink. Both were moreish, but – packing a whopping 30% alcohol per volume – we restrained ourselves. After all, if the world was going to end, we didn’t want to pitch up drunk at the pearly gates …
I’m a bit behind my work deadline.
Have enjoyed my husband’s company this weekend, our daughter has been away and it has been fun to engage with one another. No guilt, we deserve it occasionally.
I’m meeting radio personality and writer, Jenny Crwys-Williams, on Wednesday.