Sunday, April 24, 2016

Seafood Time

The fishing season has started here in the Gaspé.
The ice has gone from the Bay des Chaleur.

The faint sound of boat motors in the
 wee morning hours can be heard in the distance.
I congratulate these brave and courageous
 fisherman for their hard work to catch this 
delicious and healthy food for our tables.

I am sharing some photos I took at a local fishing
 dock in Paspébiac. 

The building below is a historical  fishing museum.

My sister Carol and hubby Peter were visiting.

 Fishermen working on their boat, after their catch of snow crab.
 (Pretty buoys to mark their territory  and nets in the water.)
Below - another shot of their boat.

These traps are used for Snow Crab
(Annie and Carol)

Below -Lobster Traps- 
The season for lobsters started the day after I took this pic.
 The traps are put in the water and fished for 10 weeks.
 235 traps per fisherman are fished daily.
The fishermen start their day on the water around 3:30 am.

Below - The lobster crawls in the hole 
Herring or flounder is put inside the trap for bait.

Ropes attached to the traps 
to pull the traps up 
and empty them daily.



We had some fried fresh herring.
We cook them outside on the BBQ.
Smoked or salted herring is delicious also.

Also some Snow Crab. - 

This is one crab,  meat on the body and in the legs.

 Below - The Royal Canadian Legion in New Carlisle
 had their annual "Mussel" Supper.
Very tasty.
They are cooked in boiling water to open the shell.
 (the little mussel inside the shell is eaten)
A nice crowd at the Legion. 
A large variety of  foods....salads, sandwiches, desserts, etc.
  added to this delicious meal.

 Thanks for your visit xo

all pics are my sole original property.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Darkest Part of the Shadow, my niece's e-Book.

I am pleased to share my niece's e-book.
Available at
The story:

     Serafina Severn has felt isolated all her life in Lansdowne, as an only child to a single mother. She has been told she has a rare auto-immune disorder, and has been kept away from other people most of her life. The book opens during the summer of her fourteenth birthday, a time in her life when she is beginning to question the world around her; particularly the enigmatic Dr. Stanovich, who brings his young son to visit every Sunday. After discovering a shrine to a dead woman who looks exactly like her, she decides to find the truth about her connection to this woman. 

Click here to download. 

A futuristic coming of age and adventure....

Caroline lives in Quebec, Canada.
Following in her maternal grandmother's footsteps, 
(My Mom) Caroline has always had a passion for reading,
writing and poetry, from a young age.

She has an English Literature degree from Bishops University,
and has done book reviews for the local newspaper company,
where she is presently employed.

Some of her favorite authors are
George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Thomas Hardy,
Margaret Atwood, James Dashner, and L.M. Montgomery.
Her favorite books are psychological dramas,
science fiction, horror, young adult and adventure.
My Niece Caroline

I wish her great success with this book.

Thanks for visiting my blog and 
a special thanks to anyone interested in Caroline's book.
Also reviews and comments on the book would be
greatly appreciated on Amazon. xo