The recent family vacation started off wonderful, but unfortunately ended with my wife, kid and myself infected with strep throat. The heat, crowds and growing bacteria in our bodies tried to crush our spirits but we pushed through and had lots of fun. The Disney experience is more micro-managed by The Mouse than ever in... Continue Reading →
After a recent post about canned tuna in oil, I was contacted by Alistair Blair of The Fish Society. You may recall it was The Fish Society, that sent me that wonderful Dover sole last year. This time Alistair offered up something that would change the way I see canned tuna. Ortiz brand Ventresca de... Continue Reading →
In yet another example of aquarium fish becoming invasive species, the northern snakehead (Channa argus) has been taking over waterways in the Mid-Atlantic states and possibly beyond. Much like invasive lionfish, snakehead is a fish worth eradicating from our waterways, but tasty enough to do it by human consumption.
Let's take a trip back to the "good old days" of iron men and wooden ships. When I was young my heroes (besides Ray Bourque) were the fishermen I knew, especially those of my grandfather and great-grandfather's generations. My late papa, Sammy Demetri used to work those grueling 10 day trips for redfish, having to... Continue Reading →
Lionfish could possibly be the most dangerous of all marine invasive species and needs to addressed before it's too late. But like green crabs and Asian carp, invasive lionfish may be a problem we can eat our way out of.
You don't have to live along the waterways of America's heartland to know about the invasive scourge that is Asian carp. Four primary species of Asian carp have basically taken over many rivers here in the US and pose a threat to the ecosystems of the Great Lakes. As of right now, I believe they... Continue Reading →
Right before Christmas this year, we were contacted by an old credit card saying we had expiring frequent flyer miles and had to book something NOW! My wife and I totally forgot about these and really don't have the cash to actually fly somewhere. We decided to do a little stay-cation for the three of... Continue Reading →
A Norwegian company may have found a way to provide very high quality Atlantic halibut, using an innovative, low-impact approach to raising the fish on land.