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Oyster Fishing

Oyster season is here.  I am taking my medicine with great pleasure.  From many experiences, I have a belief that oysters will cure what ails you and I make them a regular part of my diet.  The fact that they are in season only makes them a bit more widely available. They are available year round.  If I was ever offered 'my last food' it would be a dozen oysters on the halfshell, plain.

Oyster Fishing

Oyster season is here.  I am taking my medicine with great pleasure.  From many experiences, I have a belief that oysters will cure what ails you and I make them a regular part of my diet.  The fact that they are in season only makes them a bit more widely available. They are available year round.  If I was ever offered 'my last food' it would be a dozen oysters on the halfshell, plain.

comments (24)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2013, 01:25
Great photo Most of our oyster are farmed these days thus they are available year round which is a good thing for me
Mary MacADNski: Here they are both farmed and wild fished, with a license.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2013, 02:42
Ummm, can you fish for oysters smile I know a silly question.

Nice image
Mary MacADNski: This is the wild fishery which has specific dated seasons but most are grown thus available any time. They are fished with tongs one scoop at a time. Here is a short video showing it.

So sorry I did not insert the link.

http://vimeo.com/52153544
The Old Man & The Sea. Great shot! Can't say I share your love of oysters though!
Mary MacADNski: Tastes are completely different with different people. It's not unusual.) I wish I knew how to make little smiles.
It's a wonderful image Mary... i'm afraid that i can't share your love for oysters... i am allergic to shellfish sad ....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: Stay away from then for sure. I feel bad for you.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 May 2013, 07:06
Bill (Lord Clent) has a similar belief in a particular food Mary, but I can't remember what the medicinal food is right now.
Mary MacADNski: Oysters are truly medicinal but you can't beat the sausage for taste.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 May 2013, 07:33
You and my daugter! The only way I like oysters, Mary, is the shell crushed inside my calcium pills! grin
Mary MacADNski: They are exquisite if they're your thing. Yum.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 May 2013, 07:55
Oysters are a big thing in PEI it seems Mary. I regret I have never eaten one..
Mary MacADNski: Nothing more wonderful than an oyster. An edible piece of all that is good in the sea. Truly medicinal. No better source of zinc.
I love oysters Mary! Superb capture.
Mary MacADNski: Malpeque oysters are a trademarked name for an oyster from PEI. If you ever get a chance, please try one...or six. The water is perfect for them here.
I have never tried oysters and really must one of these days as I love seafood
Mary MacADNski: Nothing like them. People use lime, hot sauce, lemon, pepper, or other additives. I recommend nothing if you really like seafood. They taste like the sea, all the good of the sea in one sip.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2013, 09:56
Oh Mary oysters would be my last choice of a final meal. Actually it might be a bit of a toss up with tripe.
I do like the picture.
Mary MacADNski: Everyone has different tastes, of course. Do you like seafood in general?
I can be eating oysters all year round, but Mary I suppose these waters are immaculate ...
Mary MacADNski: I eat oysters year round too. The water here is perfect for oyster growing and we have no disease. There is a disease coming closer though that could devastate the industry. If you have a chance to try a PEI or Malpeque oyster, please do.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2013, 11:26
a lovely framed phto- and such a peaceful atmosphere - I had some problems to eat oysers in the right way due to few experience.
Mary MacADNski: They can be cooked too and may be easier for some. Cooked are very good too. Of course their are smoked oysters, on crackers.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 May 2013, 12:04
That is very interesting, Mary. We dig up oyster shells in our inland garden - which shows how they have always been valued. They were with thick black glass dated to the 16th Century
Mary MacADNski: It is used pulverized as shell for poultry and ducks who must have it in their diet. I raised ducks years ago and when I stopped, I mixed the remaining shell into the garden. It provides calcium to the soil.
I like the image Mary but like a few others today, I don't think I could actually put one of them in my mouth to be honest.
Mary MacADNski: Sorry about sending you so many emails till I got it right. You have probably tried smoked oysters on crackers. Oysters are very good cooked as well.
There was a time when the London apprentices rebelled against being given oysters too often in the week smile
Mary MacADNski: Lobsters were used as food for poor people here. Children who brought lobster to school were poor. Kids from wealthy families brought bologna.
Supposedly an aphrodisiac also smile
Mary MacADNski: To take a close look at them and also to eat them will tell you why.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 May 2013, 15:10
And I like them too.

I had the same question as Brian, and also miss the short video.
Mary MacADNski: Glad you like them. Sorry about not adding the video.
http://vimeo.com/52153544
On my way to work and shouldn't have started comments.
Given a choice between lobsters & oysters, I would pick the crustaceans every time. Do you eat your oysters raw, Mary?
Mary MacADNski: I like them raw and plain. My comment to Bill:
'People use lime, hot sauce, lemon, pepper, or other additives. I recommend nothing if you really like seafood. They taste like the sea, all the good of the sea in one sip.'
I like lobster too and had a feast this week. Yum!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2013, 19:39
I've never tasted one, I thought you had to dive for oysters - this looks more ocmfortable
Mary MacADNski: You can dive for oysters in deep water. This under three minute video will show you how the tong system works.
http://vimeo.com/52153544
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 May 2013, 20:11
That is such an interesting video of the fishers. Great shot too. I never had oysters in my life. But there might be a first time...
Mary MacADNski: I will treat you if you ever come. I have a non-ending supply.
No one mentioned that it's a lovely image Mary.

We can purchase an Oyster in Central London. It's a sort of travel card to be used amongst other things on all sorts of transport... and called an Oyster card.

I'm a mine of essential information ain't I Mary.

;-)
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Richard. Can you buy oysters with your oyster card?
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2013, 23:15
i would like to say I have refined tastes to agree with you richard, but i just can't seem to enjoy oysters!
Mary MacADNski: Everyone has different taste in good certainly and oysters would seem strange.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 May 2013, 13:20
Really like your framing here, Mary.

You are welcome to my share of the oysters, too...I don't like them much.
Mary MacADNski: My son just dropped some off. Yum!
Lovely composition Mary, nicely framed!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Fred. I zoomed in on the rest of them. He was so close.

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