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 and good times. Fire Island is a magical, fun summer … Continue reading Fire Island, Shark Town USA, A Primer

UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 7/12/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island- Fat Fluke, Porgies Orgies and Hot Sea Bass on a Mixed Bag Weather Weekend

“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 Boats New Jersey Party Boats Connecticut Party Boats Nautical Weather Forecast … Continue reading UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 7/12/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island- Fat Fluke, Porgies Orgies and Hot Sea Bass on a Mixed Bag Weather Weekend

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 and fry them and they are just delicious, but here … Continue reading Flower Power! Three Great Zucchini Blossom Recipes

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 no tomorrow. During the summer in Bradley Beach, it is … Continue reading Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

“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 from hungry predators. But I am not deterred.     … Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers

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 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning or Adobo, black pepper to taste, … Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Park the Hate, Pass the Plates

On a day when we’ve lost a true culinary icon and pirate kitchen ninja, Anthony Bourdain, let’s remember how he showed us the humanity and the love that is expressed through food. I hope where you are is better. RIP 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 … Continue reading Park the Hate, Pass the Plates