This long Independence Day weekend is the official start of summer for many people. Cocktails, anyone??? COCKTAILS 4 O’clock Fresh Vodka Gimlets- Mystic Island, NJ The day is winding to a close and it is still a couple of hours until dinnertime. Beer isn’t doing the trick. It is time for something smooth, strong and refreshing.… Continue reading Five Fabulous Cocktails to Kiss Summer Hello
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." Steven Wright "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe places… Continue reading ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER
“I can teach a chimp how to make linguini and clams. I can't teach a chimp to dream about it and think about how great it is.” -- Mario Batali Clams are God's way of saying "Here, taste the ocean". Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat… Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!
What says great outdoor summer cooking like gigantic BBQ shrimp on a stick over fire! This recipe is easy to prepare and quick to cook if you prep in advance. Not to mention light, healthy and scrumptious. Ingredients: Marinade- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, two tablespoons of soy sauce, juice of one lime, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 3/4… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers
We don't do politics on ErinGoScatch. There are plenty of places you can get coverage of all that hibiddy jibiddy elsewhere, no matter what side of the table you are sitting on. From our vantage point here in New York City, the ultimate melting pot for the cuisine of so many cultures, we talk about… Continue reading Park the Hate, Pass the Plates
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Ribs are a summer favorite and over the years I have developed a method of delivering consistently moist, tasty ribs. Whether beef or pork, the way to good ribs is to brine. Brining begins the process of breaking down the tough connective tissue in the ribs. Cooking them low and slow, in the oven or… Continue reading Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze
The chili I grew up loving had lots of beans, a mild savory flavor, came in a red a yellow can and was delicious on chili dogs. It was fine and in a pinch, I still use it when I crave a chili dog or burrito filling. As I grew older and my wandering taste… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- Texas Style Beef and Pork Chili