Wines Of The Week: Serious Wines For The Summertime

Author: Brian Freedman It’s late in the summer—nearly August—and the natural tendency is to drink the sort of casual, not-too-demanding wines that seem to mirror the season. This time of year, for me at least, is defined by grilled meats, languorous weekends, and a wardrobe far more casual than it is any other time of the year. So who wants to drink serious wine while wearing flip-flops? I do. There’s something deeply rewarding about treating yourself to a great bottle or two in the dog days of summer, and the unpretentious decadence of popping the cork from a world-class bottle on [...]

2018-07-28T15:34:20-05:00July 29th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Don’t Eat Endangered Fish and Seafood

Author: Hank Shaw Give These Fish a Break, Eat Sustainable Alternatives Some fish ought not to be eaten because we have so overfished them that these fish and other sea creatures are becoming endangered. Bluefin tuna, Atlantic cod, and Chilean sea bass are just a few popular examples. If you want to eat them again down the road, it's time to give them a break now -- here is a list of some especially endangered seafood along with some sustainable alternatives. Where I can, I will also give you the few exceptions where an otherwise threatened fish is being caught [...]

2018-07-28T15:28:38-05:00July 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Seafood Piccata

Author: Beth Lewis Source: Seafood Piccata Serves: 8 Prep: 35 m Cook: 20 m Ready In: 55 m 1 16 ounce package medium seashell pasta6 tablespoons olive oil1 cup fresh mushrooms (sliced)3/4 cup minced green onions2 tablespoons minced garlic1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined1 pound bay scallops1 pound crabmeat2 cups dry white wine6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/2 cup butter1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil, add pasta shells, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. [...]

2018-07-28T15:13:02-05:00July 29th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Krill Oil versus Fish Oil Infographic

The Lowdown on Krill Oil and Fish Oil: Which Omega-3 Supplement Should You Choose? If you've been following my site, you're probably aware that I recommend consuming fish in moderation, and eating certain types that are less likely to be contaminated with mercury. Fish, despite its high levels of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, is now one of the most polluted foods today. The National Resources Defense Council reports that predatory fish, such as large tuna, swordfish, shark, and mackerel, can have dangerous mercury concentrations in their bodies that are 10,000 times higher than those of their surrounding habitat. [...]

2018-07-28T15:21:54-05:00July 29th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival

The Festival The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join us for the 7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It will be a day of sensational seafood, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun. Why have a seafood festival?  Festival co-founder Joe Zanti, owner of Yankee Lobster Co., explains, “We want to offer a fun day to enjoy one of New England’s most important natural resources in a responsible and enjoyable way. We’ll be celebrating our maritime heritage together, and eating some really good food!" Click here [...]

2018-07-26T23:49:49-05:00July 26th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

Clean Space Clear Thoughts: Mind, Body & Spirit

I wish there was a manual on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Maybe even a checklist. Mostly because I love checklists. Wake up refreshed – check. Eat a balanced all-natural breakfast – check. Spend five minutes in solitary meditating – check. Drink a ton of water throughout the day – check. Get in a good workout – check. And the checklist would go on and on. But of course, there isn’t a checklist on how to live a healthy and well balance lifestyle. Because if there was, I would own this checklist. And I would have it memorized. But [...]

2018-07-25T15:05:09-05:00July 25th, 2018|Jackie's Corner Blog|0 Comments

Before You Buy Seafood at a Supermarket

Author: Hank Shaw   Photo Courtesy of: Doug DuCap Not everyone has access to quality fish markets. Maybe you live in the Midwest, or a small town, or in a rural area. This means most of the fish and seafood you will buy will come from a mega-mart. All is not lost, however, as there is good seafood to be had at most supermarkets—if you know where to look and what to look for. Go to the Freezer Section When we're far away from the sea, we never bother with the "fresh" fish displayed in the supermarket. It will most [...]

2018-07-21T23:24:45-05:00July 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Champagne Shrimp and Pasta

Author: TKF123 Source: Champagne Shrimp and Pasta Serves: 4 Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ready In: 30 minutes 8 ounces of angel hair pasta1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil1 cup of freshly sliced mushrooms1 pound of medium shrimp; peeled and deveined1 1/2 cups of champagne1/4 of a teaspoon of salt2 tablespoons of minced shallots2 plum tomatoes; diced1 cup of heavy creamsalt and pepper to taste3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsleyfreshly grated Parmesan cheese Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or until al [...]

2018-07-21T23:12:42-05:00July 22nd, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Summer Wine

Author: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000 Summer calls for summer food, and summer food calls for summer wines -- wines that are light, chilly, and not too serious, so that they leave you light and chilled, too. And -- surprise -- this includes red wines. Chilled red wine? Of course. It's summer, and it's too darn hot for stuffy rules. While your usual summer choice might be a jug of something simple, like an inexpensive white Zinfandel, you'll be rewarded if you give your summer wines at least half as much thought as you give your summer food. With just [...]

2018-07-21T23:41:24-05:00July 22nd, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

4 Things Fish Oil Can Do For Your Health & 2 Things It Can’t

Author: JR Thorpe 4 Things Fish Oil Can Do For Your Health & 2 Things It Can't Cameron Spencer/Getty Images News/Getty Images If you've been in the habit of taking any kind of supplement, it's worth taking a moment to do some research into what it can and can't do for your health. Take fish oil supplements, for example: One of the main benefits of taking fish oil is getting your omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish like salmon as well as in nuts and seeds. These are known to be broadly good for your health in appropriate [...]

2018-07-21T23:11:41-05:00July 22nd, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments