Food, Halibut, Maine Seafood, tenants harbor

Halibut Season: Fish Monger for a Day

The texts came within the space of an hour: “I’ve got a 67 pound fish if you’ve got a market” and then from another fisherman, “Merritt I’ve got a 37 pounder I’m bringing in now.” Halibut season. In the rush of spring I’d forgotten that Last year I’d played fish monger for the Tenants Harbor… Continue reading Halibut Season: Fish Monger for a Day

Food, Island life, lobster recipes, scallop aquaculture, tenants harbor

Easterlies, Lobster Chowder and the Art of Pie Making

Not long ago I had the good fortune to receive an invitation to join longtime fisherman Gordon (“Skip”) Connell for supper. He promised to make lobster chowder (not to be confused with lobster stew!). There had been a raw easterly breeze blowing all day long and I had spent much of the day messing around… Continue reading Easterlies, Lobster Chowder and the Art of Pie Making

Food, Island life, Kids, Maine girls, tenants harbor

Lobster Bakes, Islands & Summertime

Few things are as emblematic of summer in Maine as a lobster bake.  Along our rocky shoreline all summer long this tradition plays out: the gathering of friends and family; last minute runs for ice; children scampering about sneaking cookies, playing tag, the lobster, purchased at a local wharf, sometimes directly from a fisherman, ready… Continue reading Lobster Bakes, Islands & Summertime