Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Scallops and mussels and Culebra - ain't so secret anymore

Last night on the way home from work, Lorraine and I stopped by the market to pick up some of Stonington's finest...scallops (and some mussels too - can't believe I'm writing that parenthetically!). They are called Stonington scallops even if some of them come from right over the state line in Rhode Island. And I mean literally over the line. We were driving down the street the other day heading to somewhere, when Lorraine said, ok, you're in Rhode Island now. What?? We were driving through a TOWN at the time! I'm not sure how it all works out but, with scallops like these, who cares? Truly, they were the best scallops I've ever eaten, buttery, perfect consistency, huge. Only one thing was wrong. They are all gone. It was one of those meal experiences where you leave the last bite as long as you can because you don't want to end the tasting. It helped that they were cooked perfectly as well. Bravo, Jim!

Least I forget, we also had mussels, lushly cooked by Lorraine, 
which on their own would have been the stars of the show. 
As good as they were, and they were, they had some very tough competition.

Culebra has been named one of the “Best Secret Islands on Earth” by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Ok, hermanos and hermanas, this is NOT a bad thing. Not if we actively remember why Culebra is our joy to live on and for others to visit. So let's all work together, locals and visitors alike, to keep Culebra clean and shiny, from picking up trash to not letting the corals become trashed. From keeping developers from over building Culebra into what visitors DON'T want (but rather, small, truly sustainable, not just 'green' lip service, types of lodgings and homes) to requiring builders to stay out of endangered areas while obvserving the LAW of the LAND in not clear cutting. The one beautiful thing is that there is no need to say, as they must in cruise ship invaded islands, be friendly. Culebra and her people already have that. May this never change.

A sight / site that will change forever if the Dubon/Terruno project is not stopped
Have a warm Wednesday! Do something wonderous.


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