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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Summer's a-coming

Never mind your poppies and your chamomile, your cuckoos and your swallows




This is the first sign of summer

An octopus (or part of it) hanging out to dry and a BBQ  all ready to be fired up!

Octopus and ouzo on the verandah



16 comments:

  1. At first glance I thought it was a huge locust...
    I never knew octopus can be
    BBQed. I know they have to get a good beating against the rocks (fisherman do that here) to tenderise and to avoid the ”guminess” of the meat.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It is a bit tough when it's bbqed but it is sliced quite thinly and my husband and friends consider it the perfect snack with ouzo.

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  3. I love BBQ octopus, do you freeze it first before drying it and bashing it?

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    1. If you freeze it first it does tenderise the octopus, either that or bash it 100 times on the rocks.

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  4. Oh yummy!
    It’s starting to look very nice in your part of the world
    We are getting colder everyday.
    Today we have sunshine. But a cool wind and there are dark clouds coming.
    Enjoy xx

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    1. I hope you don't have a warmer winter. NZ seems to be having one storm after another.

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  5. Fresh Octopus is so expensive here, the nearest I get is tinned!

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    1. So much easier to get it in a tin! We can get tinned octopus here too. Never tried it though and probably never will. Not allowed!

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    2. It's OK, but nothing like the real thing.

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  6. I had no idea what it was at first glance but glad to know it's Octopus, that's yummy.

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    1. The photo wasn't all that clear. I should have mentioned that it was only one of the tentacles!

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  7. Ouzo on the verandah sounds good. Especially with a big dollop of sunshine, Rain and wind here today.

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    1. Days have been really warm but not much sunshine getting through. We have a thick cover of red dust from Africa.

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  8. I hope the red dust will not come here, a lot of sunshine here.

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    1. I'm surprised you dont get any dust. You are much cloer to the Sahara. Must be how the wind blows

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