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10 May 2017

Wordless Wednesday | Conch Shells


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - People in the Bahamas love to eat conch. People who visit the Bahamas love to eat conch too. Most people anyway. Me, not so much.

2 - I think conch tastes gross. I've tried it in the form of conch fritters. You would have thought all of that breading and deep frying would have been right up my alley. Nope.

3 - Conch are sea snails. I like escargot so you'd think I'd like conch. 

4 - If you invite me over for dinner and serve me conch, I might distract you in some way and hide it in my napkin. I hope you use paper napkins so I can discretely throw it away. It'd be a shame to have to throw away one of your nice fancy cloth napkins in the trash.
   
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32 comments:

  1. I don't think I'd be able to eat them either. I'd also hope for a paper napkin.

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  2. Sometimes all the batter and deep frying in the world can't save a certain food. Like tofu.

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    1. I actually don't mind tofu, go figure :-)

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  3. Not a conch fan. Love the shells, but the creatures can stay in them instead of on the table. So, at the moment, I am the only non-conch eater in the Bahamas!

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    1. We'll have to get back there so that there's one other non-conch eater.

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  4. Hehehe. I have never tried conch, though admittedly, there's a lot of fancy food I haven't tried. I think I would try it once, but from the sound of it, I probably wouldn't be making a return taste.

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    1. I don't know, a lot of people love them, so maybe you would too.

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  5. A conch burial ground. That's what this reminds me of.

    I love Escargot too, but I've a feeling I wouldn't care for conch either.

    If you come to dinner here, I'll ask you what you'd like. You're the guest after all.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wedneday. ☺

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    1. Dinner at your place sounds lovely, especially as you wouldn't be serving conch :-)

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  6. Never have had conch or escargot....probably never will. This reminds me of snorkeling....I love that! Have a conch-free day!

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    1. Snorkeling is great - one of the things I really enjoy about the Bahamas.

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  7. It often surprises me that people enjoy sea insects so much. Makes me want to offer them a bowl of beetles as it seems equally appetizing.

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    1. That's something I'm not sure I could do - eat insects. Ick.

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  8. I had honestly never thought what lived in a conch shell. As I'm a vegetarian I'm never going to eat it anyway. But I like tofu!

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  9. This reminds me of two thins: 1. your superb story in Hero Lost which I have just read in one sitting; 2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding where the conch shell played a key role in the plot of one of my favourite books and films - fan of first B&W version, not just because I knew the late James Aubrey.

    Never eaten them, but would give them a go but not raw.

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  10. We used to "catch" conch in the Caribbean (they look very different in the Pacific) for dinner. As conch fritters or conch salad it is tasty. In other meals, you have to hit it with a blunt object to tenderize it first. We used some of the shells as center pieces at our wedding party in St. Martin. If taking conch out of their shells is gross, cleaning the shells themselves is ten times worse. :-)

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    1. I had no idea they look different in the Pacific. I think they would have made a great center piece at your wedding. The shells are gorgeous.

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  11. Urk, I had no idea people actually ate conch. But people eat some funny things, don't they? You don't get conch if you come to my place, LOL!

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    1. People sure do eat funny things. Of course, I probably eat what others might consider to be funny things too.

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  12. I like a lot of seafood and shellfish, like mussels, so I'd try it once. What's the worst that could happen?

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    1. That's a very good philosophy. I'm guessing you'd like it.

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  13. Considering how much people pay for those shells here, I would've been tempted to scoop up a bunch and bring them back.

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    1. It's funny how they're just scattered about in piles all over the Bahamas, but something that people pay money for in the States.

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  14. I started a story with a conch shell once. The character picks up a conch shell on his professor's desk and hears something more than expected ... and then I dropped the story. Hmm. I may have to revisit it.
    :)

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    1. You should revisit that story. It sounds like a very interesting premise.

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  15. I haven't had conch in years but I remember liking it! It was deep friend, however; I know that helps some.

    I LOVE this picture! I've had dreams on many occassions of coming upon a cove filled with shells and sea creatures. This picture reminds me of these dreams. I've always wanted to find a conch shell that was not inhabited. We have welk along the Atlantic coast where I live but they are no where near as dramatic as centerpiece as a conch shell!

    - Jen

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    1. Deep frying does help most things, but just not conch in my case.

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