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April 18, 2010

Volcano sends salmon sky high

Salmon The price of salmon is going the way of volcanic ash -- up, up, up -- and the reason is the Icelandic eruption.

That's according to Alan Morstein of Regi's American Bistro, who writes:

"The volcano in Iceland does not only have an impact on Euro travelers. We are now seeing the results. Seizing on an opportunity and realizing that Iceland cannot export salmon to the west for at least two weeks, Canadian and U.S. Fisheries have taken it upon themselves to raise the price of salmon 25-30%.

"They are now the only game in town. The news was received from my supplier Friday, who distributes in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington. This increase is immediate and should hit supermarkets on their next purchase. Unfortunately we will have to absorb the increase similar to the one we just experienced with tomatoes and vegetables out of Florida."

Morstein, who has become my unofficial Waverly Farmers' Market correspondent, had better news to report on that front Saturday.

"Today at Waverly the local features were: Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Leaf Lettuce, Asparagus -- now 2.00-3.00 per bunch, a little lower than last week -- and the debut of rhubarb. We will be making rhubarb and strawberry cobbler today for sure.

"Many herb plants are available for home gardens. Local tulips were also shown that make the ones I've been buying at Trader Joe's look sick."


Sun photo by Lloyd Fox


Posted by Laura Vozzella at 5:36 AM | | Comments (13)


Only time will tell how long this disaster will last. The wind could change quite suddenly and some airspace could open up. The Volcano could suddenly spew more of its destructive gas and ash high into the atmosphere. There is no telling what will happen in the next few days, or how this will affect global weather patterns either.

Submit to your Viking overlords. The hammer of the gods will destroy you.

We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
Hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new land,
To fight the horde, sing and cry: Valhalla, I am coming!

Suck it, Europe

Has Sister Sarah (Palin) blamed this on President Obama yet?

I have a bag frozen salmon filets in my freezer. I'm now taking offers.

I'm happy to report that my wife picked up four gorgeous salmon steaks at the Rotunda Giant yesterday for under twenty bucks. Absolutely delicious grilled with a saffron butter suace.

shrill demented sparrows
the sun into being
they rule dawn's kingdom...

Robert of Cross Keys - Obama & Liberials blamed this on Bush or Global Warming yet?

Robert of Cross Keys - apologies,
@Jack Ziegler

O pointy birds,
O pointy pointy.
Anoint my head,

Nightingale, hovering high
Harmonize the wind
Darkness, your symphony
I can hear you sing
Of voices in the sky


Nightingale, hovering high
Harmonize the wind
Darkness, your symphony
I can hear you sing
Of voices in the sky

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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