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

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

Cooking, Discovery, food, Puerto Rican Food, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized

Pernil Perfection

Pernil, seasoned and cooked pork shoulder, is a traditional Puerto Rican dish served at Holidays and special occasions. It creates it's own holiday of aroma and flavor as you slow cook the pork to perfection. For meat lovers it has all the hits- moist flavorful core, outstanding marbled slices and crispy "chicharrones" pieces of slow… Continue reading Pernil Perfection

Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, NYC, Recipe Jar, recipes, Southern, Uncategorized

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

Discovery, food, Fire Island, Fishing, NYC Getaways

Fire Island, Shark Town USA, A Primer

  Fire Island, the 31 mile long barrier island that sits a ferry ride away across the Great South Bay from Suffolk County's south shore, is a lot of things to a lot of people. It is a laid back collection of small, quirky towns connected by miles of beach filled with people who love of nature… Continue reading Fire Island, Shark Town USA, A Primer

Cooking, Discovery, food, Flowers, New York, NYC, Recipe Jar, Uncategorized, Zucchini

Flower Power! Three Great Zucchini Blossom Recipes

Ah, the good old summertime. Fruity-juicy cocktails, farm fresh produce and eating fancy flowers. I've gathered together 3 fun recipes for one of the most popular blooms out there: zucchini blossoms. Your local farmers’ market has them in stock for the next few weeks and they are worth the trip. You can just stuff them… Continue reading Flower Power! Three Great Zucchini Blossom Recipes

Discovery, food, Fishing, Jersey Shore, NYC Getaways, photography, Seafood, Uncategorized

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