I’m a fairly adventurous eater and I’m always up for trying something new. I may not like everything I sample but I will, for the most, give it a go. Seafood City, in the Granville Island Public Market, can always be counted upon to have a few surprises along with their regular, more mainstream assortment of oysters, clams, crab, sea bass, rainbow trout, various salmons, etc.. It’s my go-to place for fresh fish and seafood AND the occasional unique offerings. Like the other day when I happened to come across the above-pictured Goose Neck Barnacles on display. Sure, I thought, they look ugly. But why the hell not? And, after getting quick rundown on their cooking and preparation, I headed home with a handful to check ’em out…so YOU don’t have to.
The instructions were fairly straightforward. Boil them for five minutes in salted water, rinse with cold water, then remove the outer layer that will unfurl like…well, let’s say a sock. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice and, voila, they’re ready to eat…
Mmmm. Tasty-looking, no?
Not bad, but a little sandy. And, while interesting, it doesn’t rank up there with the equally special likes of sea urchin or skate wing.
Agree? Disagree? What’s your take on them?
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…The Lost Tribe!
Hunh. Interesting. As much as she enjoyed the first part of this mid-season two-parter, Akemi couldn’t muster much enthusiasm for this one. I think the problem was that, while Part I was incredibly fast-paced and raised many questions, Part II bogged down in the answers – many of which went right over her head: the Asgard, their cloning issues, the Travellers, Larrin, etc. “This episode feel so long,”she sighed at one point.
When McKay and Daniel have a lengthy discussion regarding how the device affects wraith hyperspace drives, the gates, and how they can stop it: “Don’t talk. Just do it!”
When the Asgard revealed himself: “Oh, so cute! Look at him!”
And during the inside the suit Iron Man POV: “Cool.”
This episode’s final space battle was the first she didn’t enjoy: “I couldn’t tell which ship was which.”
She questioned the suddenly verdant Atlantis in a later scene: “Why so green?”
And, finally, she was quite disappointed that the Ronon-McKay romantic rivalry fizzled out so quickly: “So handsome guy so sad because Jewel doesn’t like him? I wanted to see geek vs. handsome guy situation!” 🙁