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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Chowder


Put a big heavy pot on the stove and get some heat under it. Fry up the bacon until it starts to get crispy. Toss in the onions. Stir around until they start to get soft. Pile in the potatoes. Pour in two cans of vegetable broth. Stir. Toss in the squid, the bay leaves and the other seasonings. Cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until the squid is past the rubber band phase (about half an hour), then another ten minutes. About this time the skin will probably be coming off of the potato pieces. (I never peel potatoes). Pour in the milk and the evaporated milk. Medium low heat, stir occasionally until it is almost boiling. Extricate the bay leaves. Put the lid on the pot. Turn off the heat. Wait 15 minutes or until you can’t stand it any more. Ladle into bowls. Eat.

Posted on August 31, 2007 at 4:44 PMView Comments

Friday Squid Blogging: The Word of the Day is "Squid"

At least it was on August 13:

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams had a cameo on “Sesame Street” today, introducing the word of the day, which was “squid.” Just in case there was any confusion, he said the word “squid” 19 times. Squid squid squid squid squid!

There’s video at that link, too. You can watch him ending his report with the words: “Good day, and good squid.”

Another link.

Posted on August 17, 2007 at 3:52 PMView Comments

Friday Squid Blogging: Rare Squid Washes up in Tasmania

A (dead) giant squid of the species Architeuthis washed up on a Tasmanian beach.

The hood of the squid is about two metres long and the body a couple of metres long.

A TPWS spokesman said the tentacles have been badly mangled so their length could not be measured.

Strahan senior ranger Chris Arthur said it is the first time that a giant squid has washed up on the beaches of the west coast, although the giant squid is known to be a food source for sperm whales, which have frequently stranded on the coast.

This article has different sizing:

A squid as long as a bus has washed up on a beach on the west coast of Tasmania.

Measuring eight metres from the tip of its body to the end of its tentacles, the squid weighs about 250 kilograms.

Good picture here; another one here. Another article here. And yet another article and video.

Posted on July 13, 2007 at 4:25 PMView Comments

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