June 22, 2010

Something’s Awfully Fishy…

Posted in musings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:01 am by silversprung

We had a party the other weekend, and silversprung spouse grilled up two whole Rockfish for our guests. (We got the Rockfish from Ocean City Seafood, of course.)

The dinner was delicious and the fish was a hit. But that’s not where this story is going.

After all our guests left, silversprung spouse debated about what to do with the fish carcasses. “The trash doesn’t get picked up for another seven days,” SSspouse noted.

Well it was late at night, so SSspouse wrapped those babies in trash bags and put them in our outdoor garbage.

Two days later, the bugs began to descend. Read the rest of this entry »

February 25, 2010

FRESHFARM Markets to the Rescue

Posted in musings tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:42 am by silversprung

On Tuesday, I blogged about Ocean City Seafood in “A Wrong Turn Yields Big Fish” and I mentioned at the end that I hoped I could find quality produce in the area. Well, I found it: FRESHFARM Markets, a weekend farmers’ market located in downtown Silver Spring.

Even though it’s not their “regular season” right now, it’s open every Saturday in March from 10am-1pm.

It’s going to be hard to top hanging out with Carla from Top Chef at the Bethesda Farmer’s Market, but it looks awesome. Wait a sec… Read the rest of this entry »

February 23, 2010

A Wrong Turn Yields Big Fish

Posted in food retail, recommendations, silver spring businesses tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:22 am by silversprung

Rockfish... yum

Rockfish... yum

Last Sunday, silversprung spouse and I decided to drive around Silver Spring. We had to make a supermarket stop, so we checked out the Giant on Arliss Street. That shopping trip was fine, but that’s really not the point of this post…

After the supermarket we tried to drive home, but turned down the wrong street.  That’s when silverspring spouse yelled out, “There it is!”

I scanned the strip-mall horizon for something exciting. As I waited with bated breath, silversprung spouse pointed out a red, non-descript awning that read: Ocean City Seafood. “That’s it?” I asked. Silversprung spouse (herein referred to as SSspouse) said the place came highly recommended and SSspouse wanted to check it out. I was tired from a day of running errands so I decided to wait in the car.

I won’t make that mistake again. Read the rest of this entry »