"When I need to get my head clear, I turn off my phone, get lost, get gone, and flat out disappear. Well there aint no tellin where I'm bound, a big city or the country, a little beach town, but you won't find me cuz I can't be found. I'm on a mission to get missing! I'll be back someday I just don't know when, till then I'll be a feather floating in the wind. So don't you go missing me cuz sometimes missing is my favorite place to be!" William Michael Morgan
Hello all! It has been a hot minute since I have posted much here other than links to our new Youtube channel CatchncookCA. That being said, as the quote above indicates, sometime ramblin' fever overtakes my soul and I just have to go and get gone!
My best friend Alex tracking in the desert
I helped lead an amazing foraging workshop the other day at The Little River Inn near Mendocino California. We identified all kinds of wild edible, medicinal, and useful plants, seaweeds, and chowed down on some truly incredible meals prepared by chef's Marc and Jason! Video soon to come! Oh, and if you are interested we will be hosting a few others through the Little River Inn soon (Mussels? Mushrooms? You name it!).
Shark uses scallop as a pillow
This post is a tribute to an idea my brother had. He was looking back though out text and email exchanges and started finding all kinds of funny stories and pictures that for some reason I never put on the blog. Well, this post is a whole bunch of old images from outdoor adventures and cooking wild foods. I hope you like it!
Spiny lobster in a cave
In the meantime check out this email exchange between my brother and his wife!
I just organized the inside of the freezer, and here's the meat and fish I found. There is one of each thing listed.
Mystery meat jar... Rillette?
Unlabeled smoked mystery fish (eel?)
All fish has been moved to garage freezer. Can we brainstorm a good way to keep track of this stuff on an ongoing basis?"
This had me laughing pretty hard since 90% of this is wild food and my freezer looks pretty much the same!
The Seadogs with a nice halibut!
Well anyways, sometimes foraging the freezer for last season's huckleberries can be a good time too!
But really all of this rambling is just a lead up to a bunch of cool old photos I just found on my old computer (which I have been randomly interlacing throughout this post).
That pismo clam chowder on the beach was awesome!
Oh yeah! The pic above was after a very successful freedive for pismo clams. No joke, Ahmed dislocated his shoulder underwater and I had to Lethal Weapon it back into place for him on the sand! He looked at me and Evian, thanked me for popping it back into place, and the said "I'm still three short of a limit! Let's get back to diving!" I couldn't believe the drive this dude had!
Fish and yam chips anyone?
Of course we love to catch, but we also LOVE to cook!
Yeah, it is a teepi!
The hops harvest is always a good time to brew up some fun!
Lings and Dungies! Man I miss you Kirby (you tropical-Island-living gin-clear freediving bastard)!
Anyways, now I am just rambling! Check out the new Youtube channel catchncookca when you get a chance and in the meantime, keep the old ways alive!