afternoon! i have just been up a mountain not out to lunch. some people have all the luck LOL
well denial is a river in africa and it is also apparently a restruant in manhatten. one very out of it night a long time ago we ended up having a discussion about the best way to deal with a situation and it kinda ended up becoming the river in manhatten. too much bourbon LOL so i have always refered to denial as swimming down that river. or on occasions drowning in it!what is this river in Manhatten that you refer ??????
LOL Joanie. Kina are poss my fave. sorta sweet and taste of the sea without being salty. you do get ones that are more sour but i dont care. i have to restrain myself to make sure they make it home to get cooked as i often just smash them on the beach and eat them. crayfish are so damm expensive that if i acquire one, i boil it and eat it with aoili. the legs, the mustard, the body. and then make broth with the shells. i've never gotten to the stage where i needed to spice them but my son in law who used to crayfish in the sounds tells me stories of getting stuck in fog on the boat and the freezer breaking down and having to live of crayfish curry for a few days. he's not as into them as i am as a result.
last time i looked in the fish shop paua was $90/kg live in shell. whilst it might sound expensive, you do need to factor in your gas to get to where you go diving, your time etc. so if you go somewhere where it isn't a sure bet, you could be better off buying it. which is also why we tell no one where we go. unless it is full of sharks and real gnarly LOL then we tell them the shark stories which are wickedly off putting.