08/31/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Our house is quiet. Eerily quiet.

Now and then I hear a sound from the bedrooms upstairs; a bang, a thunk or a ca-clunk. But whatever’s making noises above my head is either a raccoon or a ghost. Our most recent occupants have vacated the premises and we are, once again, home alone, just like countless others who hold their breath and cock their heads — the standard pose of empty nesters — when they stop to listen to the phantom echoes. (more…)

08/30/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Blues are biting on white bucktails.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Blues are biting on white bucktails.

About four days of heavy winds out of the east, with a general lack of enthusiasm for spending $5 a gallon on marine gas looking for fish that are here one day and gone the next, and you’ll understand why fish catching reports from last week’s activities are sketchy at best. (more…)

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08/29/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

Eating fish can be complicated and no fish is more daunting than the blowfish.

Aren’t parts of it poisonous? Why does it look nothing like a fish? Is it even edible?

To those who hesitate to eat a creature that looks like a spiny piñata, I say, you eat pineapple, right? (more…)