There's something magical about Moonstones, maybe because they're grown in a salt pond, maybe because their complexity draws you in to musing on their myriad flavor notes. It's a subtle alchemy, and if you're looking for a little night magic to dress up your summer soirée, look no further than Moonstone + just for fun, cue Sondheim's A little Night Music. Rowan Jacobsen of the Oyster Guide says it sublimely:
"Grown in Point Judith Pond, an oval bit...
Give him something to grin about
If we weren't so well acquainted with Jack Nicholson's cheshire cat-like grin, we might think he was listening to the sounds of...well...ahem...heavenly voices. But knowing his famous grin as we do, there's no doubt he's listening to the ebullient sounds of shucking, and he's pumped up to shuck for Father's Day.
Give Dad something to grin about and order him Papa Shucks. If he doesn't know how to shuck, it's a cinch. With every...
Part 1 - On the Souris River in PEI
There is nothing like eating a super fresh oyster. But eating one straight from the water it's grown in, is magical. One can only get this experience on a farm, and PEI has some of the best in North America.
A cold, wet spring has set back the major planting of PEI’s largest land crop: potatoes. So the farmers' tractors were out in full force tilling the rich, red soil late into the evening upon our arrival....
Dads love to shuck
And this Papa Shucks duo is a perfect ten. On the grill or on the half shell, Dad will dig this Father's Day gift. East Beach Blonde from R.I. has a deep cup, and a crisp, understated brine with a buttery, mineral finish. Shipwreck Select from PEI sports a dangerously good brine, followed by a sweet,...
Fire it up
When Memorial Day weekend rolls around here in the northeast and the days are waxing longer, we are nothing short of ecstatic to remain outside, light a fire and...well, grill everything.
Bring on the cookouts, and make some room on the grill for sustainable treats from the sea.
For Memorial Day: BBQ Oysters
In a pan:
- Sauté a bit of butter
- Minced garlic
- Few drops of your favorite hot sauce
- Spritz of lemon juice
On the Grill:
- Place oysters cup up on the grill (so the liquor...