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Lust for Mollusks

Lust for Mollusks

While growing up in the Pacific Northwest I have had many loving encounters with mollusks (shellfish). My fondest memories were raking steamers on Willapa bay in long beach Washington or getting my knees dirty hunting delicate razor clams. The yearning truly started at age 5 when I tried my first oyster off the Barbie. My
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Chill Out

Chill Out

If there is a most delicious time to eat oysters and clams, it’s now. Admittedly, any day of the year is the best day to eat them. True. But when fall arrives, they are prime-at-prime and extra-best. Because they are at their sweetest, meatiest and most delicious peak. But why do they get that way?
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Do I need a Planner?

Do I need a Planner?

Featured Wedding: April 2019 Venue and Catering: Salty’s on Alki Beach Space: Skyline Ballroom Event Décor: Linen Sensation, Glassybaby Cake: Salty’s on Alki Floral: Patty Schmitz – Creative Colours by Patty Photography: Kelsey Lynne Photography In chatting with one of our brides the other day during a planning session, I learned that most couples think
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Traveling Tuna

Traveling Tuna

When I think about local wild tuna, I imagine far-away, get-aways like Hawaii or Japan. But without traveling, where would we go to find it? Well, pack your bags lightly my friend, your food staycation starts right here.  Did you know, that troll caught albacore tuna is one of the most abundant Pacific Northwest seafood
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The Fleet is in Albacore Tuna

The Fleet is in Albacore Tuna

At the end of summer I always get a chill that is not induced by the cold weather. The chill comes from raw excitement for all the amazing local seafood starting to come around the markets. One of the most under appreciated catches is the amazing albacore tuna off the Oregon coast. Albacore is wild
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Pucker Up Butter Cup!

Pucker Up Butter Cup!

You will ALWAYS find one ingredient in my professional and home kitchen; the god of the citrus world, the amazing, tart and delicious lemon. I use lemons in almost all my cooking and cocktails. Sometimes I overuse it in a gin and tonic and then give a little spritz or zest to brighten up soup.
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