We went mussel picking at low tide one night this week. Four of us picked over a hundred mussels in about ten minutes. We rinse them off well with sea water and then take them home to soak and fine clean them. We add a handful of cornmeal to the bucket of fresh water and agitate it. We do this for twenty-four hours before we plan to cook them. The mussels ingest the cornmeal and release the sand and muck in their systems.
See all the clumps of mussels lying on the beach. Easy pickings!
The next night we cooked them outside with garlic, butter and a little white wine. Delicious! Our friend had bought a bottle of a white sauce and we made some that way as well I had baked a loaf of bread to sop up the sauces and this is definitely a cook again meal.
Tom has been working on a flower bed that would keep people from cutting across one of the campsites and he finished it this week. He added some little pine trees and I put in some flower seeds. It's late in the season so cross your fingers on the seeds.