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Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:36 am
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WE ALL HAVE OCCASIONAL CRAVINGS. I had two yesterday, glutton that I am. We headed for a local seafood restaurant, hungry for shrimp. Being Sunday and not long after local churches disgorged their worshippers, the place was packed. Even though we’re both vaccinated, eating in a crowded restaurant with a bunch of unknown, unmasked & jabbering strangers was too much for me, so me ordered take-out and kept our masks on, then took it home and watched a movie while we ate. But we weren’t done. After the flick was over, we drove to a local market where Breyer’s ice cream was BOGO (Buy One, Get One free). Pigging out wouldn’t be complete without dessert, right? I suppose, as cravings go, it could be a lot worse. Some people do drugs and get hooked and, too often, overdose beyond oblivion. Some people crave riches and lead empty, if luxurious, lives. Some people crave power, the kind of people for whom I wish there was really a Hell but, perhaps their hell is what they have to do to hold power. I just do food, simplistic, slothful, easily satisfied fellow that I am. If I had a Payday candy bar right now, life would be complete.

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Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:39 am

Hi Henry

I think my craving is liquorice the more the merrier lol. Ya can keep your seafood eew 🤢xx

Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:49 pm

Yum..Yum...nothing like a Fresh slimey Oyster  just picked , saltwater Heaven taste. Nice big juicy  Clam, the big ones , suck that juicy  salty Clam / Oyster juice  . You don't know what you're missing , eating something that's  Still Alive  !! 😈

   Cravings ...my serious craving is  a whole jar of Pickled Beets  , juice and all !  Or  Pickled  small Peppers , red and green . I can be walking  around  Safeway  a nd my hand almost instinctively  reaches for them .  Pickled stuff is a great source  of the Good Gut Bacteria ...Yummm . A yone else get cravings for  pickled stuff .?

Eamon .

Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:34 pm

I was wanting some fish last week so I picked up some take out. I only want it once in awhile. The only seafood I like is flounder filet. I have a habit of wanting something like a certain snack cake of some chips or other snack food. I will eat for awhile then end up not wanting them anymore. I sometimes end up letting some get old as I go on to another one.

Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:49 am

Just thought I'd mention . . I got food poisoning from  just about all seafood goodies ...maybe not so good !!  Oysters , from a fancy Tomales Bay joint , from Shrimp   also in a nice well known restaurant ,  Mussels , again a different restaurant .  Clams are easier to be sure they're good . In the West of Ireland i pick Mussels , Clams and even Scallops sometimes , also seaweed right from the rocks , Sea Lettuce and one called Dillisk , full of all kinds of good vitamins and minerals . I pick Cockles at an Eatuary near my town and only got sick once from ONE   single Cockel.. i always taste a test sample before digging in .  I looked at the beach on Google Earth to check out the beach . There is a golf course nearby and on Google Earth I could see a little stream of runoff from the golf course  running into the Dunes and coming out  right where I took that one Cockle ....luckily just one !!  Probably pesticide or fertilizer .  ....lost 15 pounds in a week .  

    I still love all seafood and I trust what I pick myself  more than a restaurant .  Nothing like a big bucket of just picked  Mussels and Razor Clams boiled in seawater + seaweed  and relished in the sand dunes ...Yummmm 

A tip , if a Mussel is not open after cooking dump it ., same with Clams .  I think the pain and suffering was about the same for all the types of shellfish , maybe the Mussels packed the worst punch 

Eamon .

Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:44 am


magoo wrote:

Yum..Yum...nothing like a Fresh slimey Oyster  just picked , saltwater Heaven taste. Nice big juicy  Clam, the big ones , suck that juicy  salty Clam / Oyster juice  . You don't know what you're missing , eating something that's  Still Alive  !! 😈

   Cravings ...my serious craving is  a whole jar of Pickled Beets  , juice and all !  Or  Pickled  small Peppers , red and green . I can be walking  around  Safeway  a nd my hand almost instinctively  reaches for them .  Pickled stuff is a great source  of the Good Gut Bacteria ...Yummm . A yone else get cravings for  pickled stuff .?

Eamon .

Yes l do crave pickled anything beets #1 eggs #2 and l also drink the juice and sauerkraut with real butter and sat and pepper yum want some now lol

Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:52 am

A woman after me own heart ....as we say in the West of Ireland . Pickled Beets are my version of Caviar . Great for whats left of our Bellies  😜... What about Oysters , food of The Gods for sure .😈 

I also ove and crave the sweet red  juice from the pickled Beets , drink it right out of the jar and then add Apple Cider Vinegar ...Yummm 

Eamon ☘☘💚

Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:19 pm

Good god I think I'm seriously going to be ill Magoo 🤮 xx

Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:20 pm


magoo wrote:

A woman after me own heart ....as we say in the West of Ireland . Pickled Beets are my version of Caviar . Great for whats left of our Bellies  😜... What about Oysters , food of The Gods for sure .😈 

I also ove and crave the sweet red  juice from the pickled Beets , drink it right out of the jar and then add Apple Cider Vinegar ...Yummm 

Eamon ☘☘💚

"Pickled beets are my version of caviar."  Man, I don't quite know what to make of that!!!  But I don't think that i want to go out to eat with you, Eamon. 

Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Lol...only when my belly is up in arms  and craving a Good Bacteria  Fix . When the belly is better it's no longer Caviar  to my brain  !!    My brain seems to know when I need it .

Pizza , Cheesecake  and a few other goodies are my go to comfort food ....and of course mashed spuds .  One tip for a really good mix  is mashed Carrots and Parsnips , mashed together  with Kerrygold Irish Real Butter .  So damn good ☘

Eamon 

Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:58 am


magoo wrote:

Just thought I'd mention . . I got food poisoning from  just about all seafood goodies ...maybe not so good !!  Oysters , from a fancy Tomales Bay joint , from Shrimp   also in a nice well known restaurant ,  Mussels , again a different restaurant .  Clams are easier to be sure they're good . In the West of Ireland i pick Mussels , Clams and even Scallops sometimes , also seaweed right from the rocks , Sea Lettuce and one called Dillisk , full of all kinds of good vitamins and minerals . I pick Cockles at an Eatuary near my town and only got sick once from ONE   single Cockel.. i always taste a test sample before digging in .  I looked at the beach on Google Earth to check out the beach . There is a golf course nearby and on Google Earth I could see a little stream of runoff from the golf course  running into the Dunes and coming out  right where I took that one Cockle ....luckily just one !!  Probably pesticide or fertilizer .  ....lost 15 pounds in a week .  

    I still love all seafood and I trust what I pick myself  more than a restaurant .  Nothing like a big bucket of just picked  Mussels and Razor Clams boiled in seawater + seaweed  and relished in the sand dunes ...Yummmm 

A tip , if a Mussel is not open after cooking dump it ., same with Clams .  I think the pain and suffering was about the same for all the types of shellfish , maybe the Mussels packed the worst punch 

Eamon .

Yes Magoo l grew up near the beach could stand in the front yard and at the end of the street there was the ocean .  A  blue collar neighborhhood the homes then sold for around $9000.00 so many great memories almost ever pic of me l was brown in a bathing suit and smiling no wonder. My Dad would go a few nights a week and dig  clams we would have either steamers with melted butter and lemon or Dad would throw a handful a of cornmeal in with the clams and let them eat it and clean out their belly lol , he made the best fried clams yum yum. Then a place we go to eat no frills just the most fresh fried clams and hand made light and crispy onion rings all heaped on a paper plate .....Scallops one of my faves hard to find the big fork tender ones here in Texas . All the best eating for us yippie.     Carol .B

 

 

Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:33 pm

Hi Carol,   Here in San Francisco/ Bay Area we can get the best seafood , Dungeness Crabs are so good . Sitting at the little beach at Fisherman's Wharf with a scissors and a big crab on a lightly foggy cool day watching the tourists (who regret not bringing their cold weather gear ...The coldest winter I ever had was a summer in San Francisco LOL..Mark Twain I believe , ) Sitting there in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and slicing the big crab into manageable pieces is my version of heaven . Scissors is the neatest way , slice the legs lengthwise and split in two , the chunky sweet meat comes out in one juicy piece.  I smile because I actually get to  Live here but the tourists have only a few days to take it all in . If you're there try a whole crab instead of the overpriced little cups at the food stands , much better deal . The most delicious seafood I have ever tasted is Giant King Crab , Alaskan, nothing else like it really unique. Lately the prices have just shot out of control for most seafood but King Crab in particular. Maybe $50  for ONE leg  !!! In Ireland I get Rock Crab Claws , really nice. The fresh Scallops I get in County Mayo Ireland are soooo good , the big fat juicy ones , I often eat them raw with a little soy sauce , sliced thin .  I get the Mussels in The Moy River Estuary just where it meets the Ocean . At low tide you can walk into the middle of the mile wide Estuary to get to the Mussel Rocks . This is a high point so when the tide comes in ( very fast ) you can end up surrounded by currents of deep water standing on the high spot in the middle , very, very dangerous , get trapped like that and you get sucked into thye turbulent water of the  "Bar"  where the Moy River hits the Ocean water and you are FFFFed . Luckily the only people who know the small  access  roads would do this . It's actually a bit of a thrill knowing that you risked getting drowned just for a bucket of Mussels and Clams  !! That seems to make them taste so much better !!!  In the Bay Area  ,near me  there is  Tomales Bay where there are Oyster and Mussel  Farms where you can buy them right out of the water , just picked .  

   When we were kids in Ireland , Ballina , we used to go down the river in my Dads boat, like a 6 or 7 people row boat with an Outboard . We would go right down to The Bar and pull into a small Island . While the adults were fishing we , Me and my Sister would pick Mussels and Cockles and cook them in the seawater with some seaweed , edible seaweed  ..pure Heaven . We would sometimes make stew on a fire and often used the seawater ( Brackish )  in the Stew ...what a flavor !! 

  Kratom is something I heard about a while ago , I would definitely go for a bit of the traditional Weed before this . The stories were no favourable , do a bit of reading first. I believe it is illegal at this time , originally from Africa I believe and stains teeth a weird color . A nice puff of Cannabis would be my choice ! 

   Some lovely memories .

Eamon.

Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:54 pm

LOL !!!  You don't know what you're missing Caz ....the seafood I mean . I could down 50 Oysters in a sitting !! and the big Clams ...no limit , I would eat them as fast as they can be pried open ...raw is the best because you get all the delicious flavor of the Ocean ....I'm salivating now   !! Although my family home is only a few miles from the Ocean not all my family love seafood , some have your reaction and some don't care for seafood .  I just love to go to the high Cliffs near home and watch the Atlantic when the waves get mountainous , so impressive . My place is quite near Achill Island , a piece of heaven in nice weather but a watery Hell in the bad weather . I like it better during the storms , makes for a better photograph .  The Cliffs of Moher are just down the coast . The coast here in Ca , just North of the GG Bridge is very similar to the coast near my house in Ireland .  Although it's California the water is really very cold , just like the Irish coast .

Go on  Caz ...try an Oyster , just close your eyes and suck it down 

All the best Caz ..be safe XX

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Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:41 am


magoo wrote:

Lol...only when my belly is up in arms  and craving a Good Bacteria  Fix . When the belly is better it's no longer Caviar  to my brain  !!    My brain seems to know when I need it .

Pizza , Cheesecake  and a few other goodies are my go to comfort food ....and of course mashed spuds .  One tip for a really good mix  is mashed Carrots and Parsnips , mashed together  with Kerrygold Irish Real Butter .  So damn good ☘

Eamon 

Eew 🤢

Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:46 am

No thanks Magoo I will let you have them all. If there's a chippy near by and a peg for my nose 👃 then I will watch the ocean 🌊 with you oh and a eye mask so that I can't see that crap your eating lol 😂😂 XX

Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:43 pm

Hi Caz ,   What, you don't like cheesecake and Pizza ??   There are only a few places that do a reasonable job of the fish and chips but they do it really well . Have you ever tried Battered Salmon and chips instead of Cod ?  that is soo good .  Like I said , It's amazing how I will instinctively go for the pickled stuff when my belly is acting up or about to act up , it's like those dogs that can smell Cancer od know that a person is about to have a seizure ....your Brain reacts to lots of things before you consciously know them . Right now my belly is  pretty good and I have no desire for the pickled stuff  .  How about Crabs Caz ? 

Later Ms Caz ....Hugs from Cal .

Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:14 pm

Hi Henry,  I share your cravings for shrimp, or really anything fish or seafood related.  I grew up taking for granted the bounty available to us when at our summer cottage on the island.  Clams and oysters on the beach in front of our house, my dad went out almost nightly, fishing for coho or spring salmon, or sometimes he'd get a ling or rock cod.  How lucky we were!  I look at the prices of seafood in the markets now and it's depressing.  Those nights that we get some fish or seafood are something we really appreciate now.  I remember saying to my mom "salmon again??".  Ungrateful little twit!

 

Terry

Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:43 pm


magoo wrote:

Yum..Yum...nothing like a Fresh slimey Oyster  just picked , saltwater Heaven taste. Nice big juicy  Clam, the big ones , suck that juicy  salty Clam / Oyster juice  . You don't know what you're missing , eating something that's  Still Alive  !! 😈

   Cravings ...my serious craving is  a whole jar of Pickled Beets  , juice and all !  Or  Pickled  small Peppers , red and green . I can be walking  around  Safeway  a nd my hand almost instinctively  reaches for them .  Pickled stuff is a great source  of the Good Gut Bacteria ...Yummm . A yone else get cravings for  pickled stuff .?

Eamon .

Hi Eamon,  I share your love of oysters, but I'll take mine cooked, thanks, a little cornmeal coating, fried in bacon fat, served with tartar sauce and a little fresh lemon,  YUM!  Love my steamed clams too, and the nectar is almost the best part.

I also share your love of pickled things, love pickled beets, but I'll save my liquid for you.  Have you ever tried pickled herring?  The ultimate pickled snack is called a "rollmop" and it's a little slice of dill pickle, rolled up in a slice of pickled herring.  Totally Yum! Not easy to find, but worth looking for.

Terry

 

Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:57 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

Hi Eamon,  I share your love of oysters, but I'll take mine cooked, thanks, a little cornmeal coating, fried in bacon fat, served with tartar sauce and a little fresh lemon,  YUM!  Love my steamed clams too, and the nectar is almost the best part.

I also share your love of pickled things, love pickled beets, but I'll save my liquid for you.  Have you ever tried pickled herring?  The ultimate pickled snack is called a "rollmop" and it's a little slice of dill pickle, rolled up in a slice of pickled herring.  Totally Yum! Not easy to find, but worth looking for.

Terry

 

I like pickled herring too, but rolling it around a bit of dill pickle would be a bridge too far for me.

Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:14 pm


cburton027 wrote:

Yes Magoo l grew up near the beach could stand in the front yard and at the end of the street there was the ocean .  A  blue collar neighborhhood the homes then sold for around $9000.00 so many great memories almost ever pic of me l was brown in a bathing suit and smiling no wonder. My Dad would go a few nights a week and dig  clams we would have either steamers with melted butter and lemon or Dad would throw a handful a of cornmeal in with the clams and let them eat it and clean out their belly lol , he made the best fried clams yum yum. Then a place we go to eat no frills just the most fresh fried clams and hand made light and crispy onion rings all heaped on a paper plate .....Scallops one of my faves hard to find the big fork tender ones here in Texas . All the best eating for us yippie.     Carol .B

 

 

Hi Carol,  This sounds a lot like my childhood summers, what wonderful memories!  My mom would steam a big pot of clams and she would serve them with lots of melted garlic butter for dipping and my dad would make his "famous" cheese biscuits, served warm from the oven...absolute heaven.  This after a day spent on the beach alternating between sunbathing (no sunscreen of course) and swimming all day.  We were barefoot all summer and I remember the first day back in the city, putting on shoes was awful!

Terry

Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:39 pm

You know what I crave? Cheeseburgers! 🍔 I eat one at least 4 times a week. Oh and shrimp. Any kind of shrimp 🤗

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