NJ Surf Fishing 2016

It’s 3:30pm on Monday. I’m sitting on a foot-high piling along a jetty surrounded by total chaos: fishermen casting over each other, birds attacking the water, baitfish spraying out of […]

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Seven Sisters Trail Race

Today some friends and I ran the Seven Sisters Trail Race. It’s a really tough race over 7 peaks (and back again) in the Holyoke Range near Amherst, Massachusetts. It’s […]

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Homemade Salt

It all started after M tasted some of the naturally sparkling Saratoga Springs mineral water and mentioned how salty it tastes. I boiled down some of the sulphury water to […]

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Vinegar Mother

While I was pickling some excess Hen of the Woods mushroom, I poured vinegar into a measuring cup. Peering into the cup, I noticed a gag-reflex-inducing haze floating in the […]

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Five Mushroom Chowder

A.K.A. “Bad Idea Chowder“, with Oyster, Painted Suillus, Shaggy Mane, Puffball, and Cinnabar Red Chanterelle mushrooms. Using apples instead of potatoes which worked pretty well:

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Tasting Ciders

I’m trying different commercial ciders, and mostly focusing on ciders without extra added flavors (maple, cinnamon, ginger, hops, etc.). I’m curious to see what real hard cider tastes like. Commercial […]

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