Salt II

The slush stage

Of all the projects we’ve undertaken thus far, I think lobstering is the hardest. Not only does it require a lot of hard, cold, dangerous work, it involves the acquisition of expertise – what kind of traps, where to put them, how to bait them, when to check them. Lobsters are enigmatic and lobstermen are […]

She steals sea salt by the seashore

The standard-issue stove-top humidifier

In New England, the dead of winter doesn’t present many foraging opportunities. I’ve managed, with local assistance, to grub up some chives, bay leaves, and wintergreen, but that’s about it. There is one substance, though, necessary to human life, that we have in abundance here on Cape Cod: salt. We have it in huge quantities, […]