Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Half day fishing trip on the Sea of Cortez was a blast, even if we did have to rise at an ungodly hour.  We witnessed an awesome sunrise as we left the Marina in San Jose del Cabo. Saw some whales spouting about 2 miles offshore. Then, started the fishing with mackerel coming first. A couple 20 lb. Dorado (mahi mahi)got hooked next. Some trigger fish and another mackerel to follow. A beautiful day on the water! Continue reading Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Thumbs up fun in the thumb

An afternoon boat ride on Lake Huron yielded no fish for dinner, but family fun nonetheless. A first pass through the Port Sanilac marina revealed to us that this is the place where everyone wants to be on a nice sunny day in August. Especially if you are a sea gull! Seriously great times! Until …… …the storm rolled in! Continue reading Thumbs up fun in the thumb

Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Hubby’s recent fishing expedition of the coast of Wilmington, NC netted 2 large Mackerel.  Now before you turn up your nose, just want to tell you what great success I’ve had with a couple of very simple recipes for preparing this much maligned fish.  While most of Europe is on board with Mackerel, the US hasn’t quite come around.  For the llife of me I don’t know why!  It is firm fleshed, full of good-for-you Omega oils, and takes on the flavor of many preparations easily. Day after catching the beauties, I stumbled on a fantastic recipe by Jamie Oliver … Continue reading Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Early Morning Fishing on the Intracoastal

Really enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend in North Carolina!  Never tire of the views from my patio or on the waterway!        Also got some great shots of one of our friendly, neighborhood pelicans today. From take off to touchdown!          Hope everyone is out there beating the crowds on this official last weekend before the madness! Wrightsville Beach is practically empty!    And now to my patio for brunch with hubby and a guest!      Continue reading Early Morning Fishing on the Intracoastal

More Northern Michigan Goodies!

After a relaxing afternoon boating and fishing with friends on East Twin Lake in Lewiston, Michigan we reap the bounties of this wonderful, relaxed way of life. A 3.5 pound large mouth bass makes a delicious dinner when accompanied by braised Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic. I cook the bass en papiotte, Michigan style. After cleaning and descaling, stuff cavity of bass with sliced scallions, lemon slices, and a little butter. Season liberally with thyme, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a splash of white wine. Wrap up tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil. Bake in a 425 degree oven … Continue reading More Northern Michigan Goodies!