Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:39
One of the first things I noticed when we moved to Belgium was that the supermarket meat counters had ostrich, kudu, kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat. Game followed in season but was always the three kinds of venison - red, fallow and roe deer - or wild boar. Never partridge nad only occasionally pheasant breasts in the freezer section. Then the usual cuts of beef, pork, poultry and some lamb but not a lot.
Here there was venison just before Xmas but I can buy half a pig's head, its throat, cheeks, tail, trotters and all the bits in between. Same for beef with all the unspeakable bits except for the head but they do whole tongues...... probably Dove paradise.
Never seen partridge on sale but they ran around loose near the Belgian home. We used to like pigeon but it's become very expensive and I haven't seen it here yet.
It's a brilliant sunny day again. OH is off out with the dogs while I mind monsters and rest my bashed toes. It's working so I hope to be back on walkies in another week or so. I have kitchens on my mind as we're seeing local chappy at 3 to get the first estimate. I already have changes planned......
Hosta - what a numpty! Good prezzie indeed.
Clari - stop trying to be superwoman and put OH to work.
Pat - you need a map with pins. Stay cool.
Busy - enjoy your M&S dinner. I have a home made one on slow cook for tonight. We've been recording Unforgotten.
I'm glad the east coast didn't flood. A palaver to move out but best to be safe. There's a whole area here at La Faute-sur-mer that was wiped out in storm Xynthia combined with high tides in Feb 2010 with all lives and homes lost. They're talking of making it into a golf links course now rather than risk new homes. Seems to me there's enough of those about so maybe a wildlife reserve?
Stay warm and safe everyone.