Cinco De Mayo: Let’s Taco ‘Bout it!

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day but the celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. It’s not really celebrated in Mexico, except in the city of Puebla and...

Mother’s Day

Mom…a word that conjures up all kinds of warm images. A warm kitchen is what comes to my mind when I think of my mom, where something delicious was always going on the stove top or in the oven. So, it’s no wonder that with Mother’s Day approaching my thoughts turn to...

Seaweed Week: What is Seaweed?

So, what exactly is seaweed and kelp? Seaweed and kelp are marine algae. These algae provide essential nursery habitat for fish and other marine species and play a role in providing our planet with oxygen! Another important role they play is one of providing healthy...

Eating Fish for Spring Holidays

Good Friday The tradition of eating fish rather than meat on Good Friday stems from the Roman Catholic custom to not eat warm-blooded animals on Friday.  Christianity states that Jesus sacrificed his flesh on Good Friday, dying for our sins.  This is the reason why...

Acme Smoked Fish

In 1905, Acme Smoked Fish Co, located in Brooklyn NY, started as a horse-drawn wagon selling smoked fish. Since then, the company has been passed down from generation to generation and it’s no surprise that all these years later, they are a leader in the smoked fish...

Have you ever ‘smelt’ a smelt?

On the Maine coast, smelts are a sure sign of spring. They live in schools in the ocean until heading into estuaries and streams to spawn, where in some places they can be caught with dip-nets. And if you find yourself at a campground, at some point, you will hear the...