November 2012 archive

Nov 14

Thanksgiving and the stuffed bird

At this time of year, most Americans begin to make preparations for the holiday known as Thanksgiving. It is always celebrated on the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine because it is a day to acknowledge and give thanks for the bounty of foods we are so very fortunate to possess. …

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Nov 04

3 Clam Recipes

Long ago, before modern refrigeration and mandatory sanitation standards, it was accepted practice to only eat raw shellfish in cooler weather, in months with an “R”. The primary reason was that the bacteria count in the water tends to be higher in warmer months. Another reason to not harvest oysters in warmer months is due …

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Nov 01

Hurricane Sandy

We knew it was going to be a big one. The big storms always take a long time to build. I could see over the course of last weekend, the sky grew that deep and foreboding tone of gray burl…and it hovered without letting much precipitation release. It actually stalled for a day and arrived …

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