Five recipes for the seafood lovers- Clams, Crabs and lobster!

If you love seafood the way I do, you are constantly seeking out recipes for spectacular regional clam, crab and lobster dishes. Here are a few gems I have picked up along the way.     NJ Style Garlic Crabs “So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs – one forContinue reading “Five recipes for the seafood lovers- Clams, Crabs and lobster!”

Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC

The sky around Manhattan is only available in slivers, and for brief moments of time. Wait a minute and the light changes, turn a corner and a vista opens up. You have to be ready, in the moment, prepared for any obstacle and ready to receive gifts. These moments, when God’s beautiful canvas juxtaposes andContinue reading “Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC”

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

…with Alabama white sauce (recipe at bottom of page). Meatloaf is a retro dish that remains relevant today because it can be tweaked and adapted to suit any taste. It is a humble meal that can be elevated to “restaurant quality” status with a few simple tips. 1, Keep it moist- turkey is a meatContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf”

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Rustic Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian is a hearty, rustic hunters stew slow cooked,with onions, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, garlic, capers and wine, simmered down to a mellow perfection. This rustic chicken cacciatore’s aroma is heavenly and just one bite is going to make you feel like you are in Tuscany overlooking the vineyards eating a marvellousContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe: Rustic Chicken Cacciatore”

Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

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 andContinue reading “Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond”

Low and Slow Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a method that sticks to a closely held philosophy of mine that applies to all kinds of cooking- low and slow. The concept is to cook the food in a plastic bag immersed in hot water, bringing the temperature of whatever you are cooking to gradual perfection, while locking inContinue reading “Low and Slow Sous Vide Cooking”