Spicy Sand Dabs

February 10, 2014

I picked up a petite Bella deep-fryer over the weekend. It’s designed for 1-2 people, which frankly is perfect for me. I have a larger deep-fryer, but I simply don’t use it often enough — it’s large, it’s messy, and it’s difficult to clean, and I don’t want to leave that amount of oil stored […]


Feast of the Seven, er, Two Smoked Fishes

December 26, 2010

So we hosted the Feast of the N Fishes for Christmas Eve, and yours truly was responsible for two of them (both smoked, of course): a salmon, and a catfish. The salmon is pretty simple. So simple that the original only takes two paragraphs in the 1969 printing of the Sunset Barbecue Cookbook. Place your […]


Reminder: Seafood Watch

August 25, 2010

I love fish. I love them in the wild, in the aquarium, and I also love them on my plate for dinner. What I don’t love is how the fishing industries are treating the fish, and I don’t love the fact that most of us are really uninformed about how these fish live, how they’re […]