Thank you all so very much!
I do VOW, as a "resolution" for 2014, that I shall learn how to use these nice and neat organized "quote" gray shaded boxes, with each person's comment, and that I'll stop sharing WAY WAY WAY too many personal things in my threads, and that, what else, OH - that I will try not to add a new message to my threads each nanosecond of every day, so that people don't get 10 zillion alerts just from making a comment on my post. Smiles. I get it. I really do!
Meanwhile, we do have one more day with things as they are, right?? Now, now, just promising to do better!
OK, so first off, Geerock, thank you tons! Yes, this Josh Goldman is doing so much in the name of science and more! I only now connected his New England ties - thanks to you - how fun! I'm delighted you appreciated my food!!!!! Cheers to you!!!
Disco, you crack me up each day! Thank you for that, as it is a gift and this world needs more humor. And how does the saying go? "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, but TEACH a man to fish, and you get rid of him for the entire weekend!!??" Smiles. Sounds like you may have yourself a great hobby! (And one yielding some delicious dinner delights too)! Here is to that!
Clarissa, great Goddess of extraordinary grand cooking and cuisine, I take your words with so much gratitude and always look at your posts as downright calendar shots or professional cookbook concoctions!!! Thank you therefore! In some ways, I am delighted that my cobia order did NOT come in! And happy new year to YOU!!!!
Mick, if I did justice to this fish from YOUR part of the world, and from your eyes, then how grateful am I! Maybe one year we'll all be eating this stuff in Tasmania and toasting with several smokers over copious bottles of great wine! Smiles.
And Mark, thank you, as always! Your treks and tastes of fish must have been tremendous!!!!! Funny, when the cobia delivery didn't come in, I was at first frustrated, and then, for two seconds even, a little angry, but then I started cracking jokes (yes, I deal with life via humor and seem to find EVERYTHING funny, and yes, EVERYTHING, in some sordid way) and then I went to that store's COMPETITION, and saw barramundi, and the last caviar that they had as well, and all of it staring up at me and like Pavlovian Puppies; and suddenly the meal was solved!
This was an anniversary dinner, and I am genuinely thrilled with how it turned out!
In this house, each day and meal is certainly a holiday, and while I very RARELY 'alter" my photos, or almost never, (and certainly not with these), I therefore may not have captured the right light or bite, but it surpassed my expectations, and tasted so much better than it looks even! Terrific indeed! I hadn't had cobia in five years, and so this was a treat!!!
Well happy New Year to all! Zealous Morning Chicks Like Me, Who Wake At 3, need to sleep right now, and so staying up until balls drop or whatever it be just doesn't make sense and yet I DO indeed send huge hugs and fabulous sentiments to all you great smokers!!!!!!! So there!
Let's make 2014 better than any year so far!!!!!! (Or such is my mad-cow or "mad-conch" tainted opinion and commitment)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy all!!! Cheers!!!!!! - Leah