While running errands Sunday, I passed a chiringuito (beach bar) that had something cooking on a skewer other than the usual sardines. Of course, there were the usual sardines at every other chiringuito, but this particular spot was preparing cuttlefish.
(Click the images and consider yourselves cuddled.)
|FRESH-CAUGHT CUTTLEFISH ON THE COSTA DEL SOL.|
|CUTTLEFISH (FROM WIKIPEDIA).
PHOTO CREDIT: © HANS HILLEWAERT.
A while back, San Geraldo and I found a large cuttlefish bone (cuttlebone) on the beach while walking one day; there were a variety of smaller bones, as well. We recognized them from our years raising canaries. Cuttlebone is what we’ve all seen in bird cages; it’s used to help keep the birds’ beaks trim. I never gave a thought to where the bone came from and why it was called “cuttle.”
|THE LARGE BONE WE FOUND…|
|THE USUAL SARDINES — IN ABUNDANCE.|
Cuddle up and be my little clinging vine…