chicken, Cooking, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized, wings

The Thing with Wings- Six Tips for Superior Chicken Wings

It is not hard to make good wings. The chicken and the farmer have already done the hard part. If you choose plump, juicy wings and prepare them properly it is pretty hard to mess them up too badly. Excellence in making chicken wings requires a deeper dedication. For restaurant quality (or better) wings every… Continue reading The Thing with Wings- Six Tips for Superior Chicken Wings

Fishing, nature, New York, NYC, photography, Uncategorized

Fishing, Creative Loitering in Beautiful Places

“Catching fish is secondary to the immeasurable joys of the watery world.” ― Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling One of the many pleasures of fishing is that it often surprises us with incredible vistas and moments where nature sings. I often describe fishing as "creative loitering" and these photos will give you a small glimpse into… Continue reading Fishing, Creative Loitering in Beautiful Places

brooklyn, Fishing, Memories, NYC, Staten Island, Uncategorized

The Last Fishing Trip

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.”    John Buchan Excerpt from Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler. Colin Thomas Shaffer 8/16/70-2/15/17 "Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years… Continue reading The Last Fishing Trip

NYC, photography, Staten Island, Uncategorized

“Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 8/13/18

“Photos From The Ferry”: An Exhibition by William Underhill Thatcher When people visit New York City, some of the best pictures they take of the skyline are from the Staten Island Ferry boat as it glides across the harbor. Dramatic views, cinematic lighting and occasional bold displays of nature create some amazing photo opportunities. When… Continue reading “Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 8/13/18

food, Homemade, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon

Quick Pickled Watermelon 5 or 6 coriander seeds 2 tablespoons of white vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 teaspoon honey or sugar ½ cup olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 3 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon A sprig of oregano 2 cloves garlic diced One cup boiling water… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon

food, NYC, pizza, Uncategorized

The Pizza Pedigree of a Native New Yorker

In New York City, we are spoiled in our choice of world class food. With all the choice that surrounds us, pizza remains the one thing every New York foodie is an authority on. As a kid growing up in Flatbush, the Brooklyn of the early 70’s spoke to me through my nose and my… Continue reading The Pizza Pedigree of a Native New Yorker

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