The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

Chapter 2 The Ghosts You Know Coming down Main Street in Keyport, old homes of noble pedigree stand alongside more modest recently renovated two-family dwellings. Evening lights begin to come on and glow, creating safe pockets of light on the porches and within the houses. It is a charming place. The trees are old, thick…… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

“The Ghosts of Magic Beach” by Jim Shaffer “The Ghosts of Magic Beach” is a work of fiction. ALL CHARACTERS AND REFERENCES TO ALL FACTS ARE A PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR’S IMAGINATION. All rights reserved WINK AND NOD PRODUCTIONS 2017.  Prologue- The Summer Before Tom’s daily observations, on strolls during writing breaks along the small beach behind…… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

Brooklyn Bridge Park- Up From Waterfront’s Ashes

A once rundown section of Brooklyn’s storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City’s most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and…… Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge Park- Up From Waterfront’s Ashes

A Most Bizarre Lunch at Felix

Felix is the kind of old school New York place that we need to survive. The unpretentious cuisine is very high quality and the casual atmosphere is inviting. It just feels good. I found myself here again this past Monday afternoon. Many European ex-pats like this place and this afternoon I heard French, German and Italian…… Continue reading A Most Bizarre Lunch at Felix

Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

The sun, surf and sand are very enticing down the Jersey Shore almost any day or season of the year.  During the summer, people flock to party towns like Belmar, Manasquan and Point Pleasant. Waterfront bars and restaurants are jammed each weekend with young people from New York and North Jersey partying like there is…… Continue reading Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is loved and well respected across the USA and around the world. Korean’s have a double fry method that makes for great crunch and wild flavor. Japanese Tokyo fried chicken uses smaller pieces and their brining method adds a sweet soy flavor to the lightly coated, nearly translucent skin. My travels bring me…… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken