brooklyn, Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, east village, food, Italian, Little Italy, Memories, New York, NYC, Seafood, Staten Island

I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

  An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I'm Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know my… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

NYC Getaways, Uncategorized, wine, winery tours

Brotherhood Winery- America’s Oldest Winery

Experience the enigmatic atmosphere of Brotherhood Winery by taking a leisurely stroll through our vast network of underground cellars.  Excavated by hand in the late 19th Century, the dimly lit cellars house over two hundred oak barrels and feature a crested vault containing some of the oldest vintages in America. Our team of knowledgeable guides… Continue reading Brotherhood Winery- America’s Oldest Winery

brooklyn, Discovery, food, Fishing, NYC, NYC Getaways, Seafood

UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island

"Truth is stranger than fishin’ ” Jimmy Buffett PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING eringoscratch@gmail.com   New York City Party Boats Long Island Party… Continue reading UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island

Cooking, Discovery, food, mexican, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna

Football season is about to get underway and Sunday feasts will abound. Of all the hearty “crowd pleaser” dishes I make,  my Mexican lasagna is the most requested. The aromatic blend of meats, vegetables, spices and creamy cheesiness calls out two flights down to our arriving guests, some with their own Lock and Lock QVC… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna

Fishing, New York, NYC, Seafood, Uncategorized

NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite

WITH Fishing Updates, Weather, Water Temps plus  INFO ON SIX ACCESSIBLE FISHING HOTSPOTS IN NYC!!! A relentless east wind and spotty showers put a damper on local fishing over the Labor Day weekend. The coming week will start hot with the only showers likely later in the week. Fluking has slowed a bit, but big… Continue reading NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite