December 31, 2007
2 lb. squid cleaned - rings and cut up tentacles
12 oz. wine vinegar - for extra flavor use garlic vinegar
1 med. onion diced
1 sweet red pepper diced
1/4 cup mild yellow pepper rings
1/4 cup diced hot cherry peppers
1/4 cup celery diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Ground black pepper
Rinse the squid and simmer for 35 minutes in the vinegar. Add just enough water to the vinegar to cover the squid. Stir occasionally. You can add a dash of red pepper flakes and/or a bit of "Hot Shot" to the vinegar to spice it up a little. Drain and rinse the squid in cold water.
Toss the squid in a bowl with the diced onion, peppers and celery.
Sprinkle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the mixture, and season with ground black pepper to taste. Chill and serve with crackers or crusty bread. Enjoy!
Happy New Year,
December 29, 2007
November 25, 2007
My fleet is put to bed for the winter now. I'll be rebuilding the windshield for Lots-A-Luck in the garage, and dreaming of warmer weather. Keep warm!
August 20, 2007
I did some looking on line and and took the following excerpt from an interview with Eric Dow by Pauleena MacDougall and Amy Appleton published by the Maine Folklife Center
What a fine piece of craftsmanship! I felt privileged to have a chance to get a close look at this rare beauty. After a bit more poking around the web I found another one listed for sale in Southwest Harbor Maine. The price is equivalent to a year's tuition at a good private college. For more on the Haven 12-1/2 see http://www.havenbuilders.com/
We still try to stick with wood as much as possible but it’s still the same design pretty much. I’d like to continue to build wooden pea pods but when I started out I think I sold the first one for $700 and you couldn’t begin to paint one for that now. The fiber glass ones are about $2,500 now and they take no time compared to a wooden would take to build. I don’t know a wooden pea pod like that now would be in the $11,000 range. There aren’t many people willing to pay that kind of money for a rowboat. They are very rare so we jumped up a step and we’re building the Haven twelve and a half. It’s a 16-foot day sailor, sailboat, very traditional design. It was adapted by Joel White from the Brooklin Boat Yard. He took a Herreshoff design and based this on the Herreshoff style, which had been a very popular boat. Woodenboat magazine was interested in that project and did a how to build boat and fairly publicized the design. We went into that and it got the price where we could and still do produce those boats and are able to earn a living at it. When you can build a 16-footer and get in the $30,000 range for it then the numbers work better than they would in a smaller boat.
I hope to see you on the water!
April 02, 2007
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February 25, 2007
Top 20 Reasons WHY FISHING IS BETTER THAN SEX... courtesy of Jim "Lead Rod" Boland, Sr.
#20 - No matter how much whiskey you've had, you can still Fish.