Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ikea hacker: Borris mat modular carpet squares

Check out my latest home project over @ ikeaHacker.

ikea hacker: Borris mat modular carpet squares

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chicken + veg Cast Iron Skillet

This was a delicious 1 pot winter dinner, thought I'd share + document.
*Chicken legs and thighs etc-(~1 1/2lb I used 7-8 small pieces)
*Handful baby carrots or cut carrots
*4 red potatoes-cut intro quarters, and tossed with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper
*4 sprigs rosemary
*4 cloves garlic smashed
*1 small onion quartered
*1/2 cup chicken broth
*1/2 cup dry white wine
*Salt & pepper
*Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 deg. Heat 12" cast iron skillet on high add 1-2 TBS olive oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper-you can also rub with garlic and rosemary if you want. Add chicken parts skin side down and sear-about 3-4 minutes/per side. Turn off burner. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add white wine to pan and deglaze-(aka loosen up browned bits). Add 1/2 cup chicken stock. Return chicken to pan and add all your veggies-potatoes, carrots, onion and garlic. Lay 4 sprigs rosemary on top and season with salt and pepper.
Cover skillet loosely with foil and roast in 375 deg oven until potatoes and carrots are tender-approx 40-45min.
Enjoy. Serves 2.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy new year

Studio side cubes, originally uploaded by FishingFromLand.

Greetings! it's been awhile. Boy am I glad fall 2009 is over! It's 2010 now: new year, new apartment, new neighborhood and a new fishing season only 4 months or so away. My fishing gear's all safely tucked away for the winter, and I've been working hard settling into my new digs.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Big Sweep

The Big Sweep, originally uploaded by FishingFromLand.
Headed to the beach friday night, after a long week. Brought my 9 footer and was hoping for a relaxing evening throwing bombers and such after dark. The ocean had other plans, none of which I was prepared for. Headed home and went out instead.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Whitewater, originally uploaded by FishingFromLand.
Hit the beach for a couple hours Friday morning. I've been having tons more confidence fishing at night lately, but some of the books say, if a nor'easter blows in, daytime action can be had. Lotsa whitewater, a little dirtier than I would've liked. Worked on my bucktail technique. Caught one tiny bass, and missed another. It's amazing a little 14" striper is cruising around feeding in that washing machine, guess it would be a cakewalk for a larger fish.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Walk The Line

Walk The Line, originally uploaded by FishingFromLand.
Montauk, NY October, 2009
Cast straight, land quickly and don't mug anyone.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Striper on a needle

Bass on a yellow needle, originally uploaded by FishingFromLand.
So in our first installment, I put up some plug kits I've recently completed. Well I'm happy to say, that at 4:15am this morning, a feisty 25" bass nailed the yellow/black needlefish, in some nice whitewater swell, and then was gently released back into the sea. Crawlingly slow retrieve, with a little twitch now and again-just like they say in the manual. Full moon night just after the clouds darkened things up a bit, before the fog rolled in. On that note, it was a spectacle fishing under the full moon last night, you could almost read by it. Really bright and almost eerie light.