It’s Moonstruck Bay’s Italian-style Grilled Octopus

It’s Moonstruck Bay’s Italian-Style Grilled Octopus There’s no doubt that, for many, octopus is not exactly that “go to” seafood protein that jumps to mind when thinking about what to serve one’s self or for dinner guests. Just the look of it–particularly raw–can be a just this side of a […]

Virginia State Fair Salted Buttermilk Grits and Pan Seared Shrimp in Red Eye Crema

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”–La Rochefoucauld   (Surely with great great grandma’s best China bowl nestling a rich creamy cushion of salted buttermilk grits, blessed with a smokey ladleful of red eye gravy crema, tantalizingly teased by the ooey gooey guilty pleasures of […]

Moonstruck on the Bay Smoked Salmon Cheesecake 2

Moonstruck on the Bay Smoked Salmon Cheesecake   Russ and I have travelled extensively professionally and often for extended periods (making us less inclined to travel for pleasure these days) and while I almost never want to eat at the hotel for dinner (too many great restaurants out there)—I’m a […]

Eastern Shore Seafood Cheesecake 2

Eastern Shore Seafood Cheesecake   Waterside living—be it poolside, bayside, lakeside or a picnic at the river or on the bank of a stream—is best when shared with friends and family. As we all know, food plays a key role in any waterside gathering and the simpler the better to […]