Monday, January 30, 2012

THE BRAISE

BACK IN NYC, IT'S COLD (AND CONCHLESS). WITH A FREEZER FULL OF PIG I PULLED OUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE RECIPES FROM MARCELLA HAZAN. THE MILK AT THE END BECOMES THIS DELICIOUS CARMEL THAT YOU SPOON OVER THE FINISHED PORK. IT'S A SUPER SIMPLE RECIPE WITH MAJOR RESULTS.

I ADD A TOUCH OF NUTMEG.
 THIS STILL HAS A BIT MORE TO GO BUT YOU ARE BEGINNING TO SEE HOW GOOD THIS GETS.




Saturday, January 28, 2012

BEST LAID PLANS

WE HAD LITTLE TIME TO FISH AND WE KNEW THE TIDES WERE ALL WRONG. BUT, WITH SOME NEW EQUIPMENT TO TRY (MY BUDDY'S ROD LINE-RISE,IS NEW TO THE MARKET) WE DECIDED TO WALK THE FLATS ANYWAY. "IT'S JUST GOOD TO GET OUT" MY DAD WOULD SAY. (WE ONLY SPOTTED SOME SMALL CUDA THAT WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH US) THERE WERE PILES OF ANCIENT CONCH SKELETONS EVERYWHERE THAT TOOK MY MIND OFF THE EMPTY FLAT AND ONCE AGAIN PUT ME IN THE MOOD FOR FRIED CONCH AND BEER.

 DECADES OF CONCH SKELETON
MY "KNOCKING" LESSON 
 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
NOTHING IS WASTED
THAT BELLY AT THE END MAKES SOME KILLER BAIT
THE "PISTOL".
YES, IT IS THE MALE ORGAN OF THE CONCH
 AND YES, I ATE IT AS INSTRUCTED.





Thursday, January 26, 2012

WTF

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
THE HEDGEHOG HIMSELF






Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CARIBE BBQ

IT AIN'T NO WEBER, BUT IT'S A BEAUTY.
55 GALLON DRUM = BBQ




Sunday, January 22, 2012

TURKS AND CAICOS:1ST STOP

TOUCH DOWN IN TURKS AND CAICOS.
 LET'S JUST GET THE FRIED OUT OF THE WAY.
 (AND TRY THE LOCAL BREW)
 TERRIFIC CONCH FRITTERS
 CRACKED CONCH
THE LAGER
 THE LIGHT (MY FAVORITE WITH FRIED)



Friday, January 20, 2012

BOOT REDUX

I RESISTED THIS, BUT A FEW OUTINGS IN THE RAIN WITH THESE OLD BOYS (SEE THE WAY I GOT THEM ) AND I REALIZED QUICKLY THEY REQUIRED SOME NEW SOLES. MY LOCAL GUYS TOOK CARE OF THE JOB AND PROMISED ME I WOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. WE USED THE SAME VIBRAM MODEL THAT WERE ORIGINAL TO THESE. (THOUGH THE  MODERN VERSION) ALL AND ALL WELL WORTH IT.

AFTER