Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Salmon and stuff's that time of year again. The Alaskan Copper River Salmon season is opening up and we will be getting some of this "perfect' salmon in starting this weekend.
For those of you who don't know, Copper river king salmon is, to me, the best salmon on the market all year. For 12 hours about 500 boats are allowed at the mouth of the Copper river to net what they can and then it's done. The fish is fattened for it's impending swim upstream to spawn and the flesh is firm and pink and oily and delicious. Wonderful stuff. It is also about twice the price of "regular salmon".

We started our "family style" dinners last week, with a successful fried chicken dinner. Those who came (and there were quite a few) raved about the new concept. Check us out every Monday night this summer. Next week is BBQ night in honor of Memorial Day.

Pine Ridge Wine Makers dinner is scheduled for our June Event. Check out the website for details on times and $$

On a personal March I planted 13 various heirloom tomato plants, 2 "Sweet 100' tomatoes, 12 corn, 5 snap peas, red bell peppers, jalapenos and artichokes. Last weekend the girls and I picked our first tomatoes and they were like candy. Its gonna be a home grown caprese summer at my house this year.