Fishing, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter

Excerpts from my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY The winter of a fisherman is long and full of surreal, haunting dreams. They are dreams of mighty fish and hearty fights under the sun. Some of them we win, some… Continue reading Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter

book, contest, shark, Staten Island, Uncategorized

Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Thanks to the Staten Island Advance for featuring “Hook It & Cook It” for the past three Sundays. First class treatment. Thank you @siadvance and @silive To purchase book on Amazon, Click here     Jim Shaffer Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big City. To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Excerpt 3 on… Continue reading Thank You to the Staten Island Advance


Rainy Christmas

Rainy Christmas Part One By James K. Shaffer, December 1991 Prologue (for grownups) Christmas is a season of hopes and wishes. The frustrations and futility that can bully us during the course of the year, although not forgotten, are tempered with feelings of rebirth and renewal. The most shattered hearts can dream of loving again,… Continue reading Rainy Christmas

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

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