Where exactly are we going?

Hi Folks-

So last Thursday we had literally just booked two weeks of room rental in Charleston So. Carolina when we received at least a dozen texts from you, recipients of the post, warning us about the impending class 4 hurricane due to land in Charleston about the same time we were. Sharon and I don’t watch tv and seldom listen to weather forecasts so we were in a state of ignorance about the storm.

So in a way, you saved our lives, or at least our vacation plans, with your warnings of grave concern. We immediately switched gears and were able to get a refund on the rooms. And now we’ve altered our plans a bit west of the storm, we’re going to Louisville, KY. We may get some residual storms but will certainly miss the brunt of the hurricane. We have only booked a week in Louisville so have yet to come up with a plan for the remaining two weeks of our vacation, but we’re not afraid and will certainly have fun. Sharon and I always have fun on the road.

You won’t be receiving posts while we’re gone but you can see what fish is arriving by going to the Market’s Facebook page. I’m hoping we’ll have a few interesting tales when we get back. Take care.

Tomorrow we have the standard fare arriving, including Halibut and Malpeque oysters.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • east coast halibut
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Haddock
  • Lemon Sole
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp, fresh
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Malpeque oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Charleston SC here we come!

Hi Folks-

Well our camping plans have taken a sharp left, for the better I think! We are headed out on Saturday for three weeks in Charleston, South Carolina. If you have tips for that part of the world we’d love to hear them. We’ve lined up our airbnb, our staff is ready and we are taking a road trip!

Steph Otten will be running the show, so ask for her if you need something managerial but you also know you can count on the rest of our excellent staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. We won’t be writing from the road but we will tell you all about it when we get home. You’ll hear from Peter on Thursday and after that you can check our facebook page for the fish coming in the next day. Adios Amigos!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Dayboat Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Fresh Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • PEI Mussels

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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We’re goimg camping

Hi Folks-

So Sharon and I are sitting on the back porch. Perfect weather. No humidity. Cool. It’s perfect and we’re enjoying it immensely. I called in the fish order just now and we’re getting halibut and Blue Point oysters. We haven’t had either for a while.

We’ve been looking at campers lately. Getting the urge for a major vacation across the country. There are, as you might expect, a lot of different types of camping solutions and Sharon has been doing some research. Don’t worry, we have it figured out how to run the store without us being there. It won’t be for a while.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • east coast halibut
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp, fresh
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Bluepoint oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Fried Chicken

Hi Folks-

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since I have gotten a post together to send out. Sometimes a little vaca is just the thing.

One of the things I have been doing is working on frying chicken. Summer time is my time to fry because you can cook outdoors and the cleanup is a piece of cake.

I did my usual chat with family, internet research and cook book diving. Peter and Alec said they had the best chicken ever at the Saratoga race track, so I tracked that recipe down (Hatties, Bobby Flay actually did a whole episode on it). Chelsea had a favorite chicken tender spot in NH at a Pub and I got that recipe too. They are famous for it. I got the recipe from their chef and it started with 8.5 pounds of cornflakes, did a little bit of scaling on that one. And for the wrap up it was raining one day I wanted to fry chicken so I went with Betty Crocker’s oven fried chicken. I’ll share the others as we go along but that Betty Crocker was super easy, didn’t mess up my kitchen and was delicious.

¼ cup flour, tsp of paprika, tsp of black pepper, 2 tsp of salt. 4 chicken legs, 4 tbls butter. Preheat the oven to 425, put the butter in a 9×13 pan and let melt in the oven. Mix the dry ingredients in a paper bag. When the butter is bubbling, shake the chicken in the paper bag, shake of the excess and place skin side down. Cook for 25 minutes and flip, cook 25 more and you have beautiful crispy fried chicken.

Peter is getting mussels tomorrow as well as our regular great fish, check out our new meat and fish cases when you go in to tomorrow, they look great!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • PEI Mussels

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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paying our staff its due

Hi Folks-

I’m sorry for any inconvenience our being closed this past Sunday and Monday may have caused anyone, but for us it was necessary. On Sunday we had a party for our staff at our house. It was a much needed event for all who work at the market, our only chance to spend quality time together without someone having to cut a pound and a half of salmon or make a BLT. It went beautifully with each of us having our fill of lobster and ribeye steaks, and everyone bringing something to share. Rare fun.

Then Monday we had an all hands on deck deep clean of the store, which was necessary in its own right. Not so much fun but we got a lot accomplished.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters, ME

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Backyard Aromas

Hi Folks-

While we live on Main Street with the street quite close to the front door we have the most amazing back yard. In the summer with foliage it’s quite private, we have a fire pit, several grills and a cook stove, a large maple tree with a swing, a picnic table, room for lawn games and most of all our beloved porch.

We live on our back porch during the summer, it has seating for up to 8, dining table for four, a variety of lighting, a fan, really everything you need. Somehow where we are located makes us down wind of several good cooks. Often I’ll be out there reading, playing around with dinner ideas and suddenly the aroma of grilling chicken becomes incredibly compelling or maybe salmon or corn. I can literally smell what my neighbors are having for dinner and it always smells great and usually gets me moving on dinner.

Last weekend I made a hearty ham and bean soup with corn bread and made altogether too much. I saved a quart for us and gave two to the neighbors. Two nights later I was feeling terribly uninspired about dinner, sitting on the porch muttering about my distaste of leftovers, when this delicious smell wafted toward me. “Ooo what is that?!” I thought, “I could eat that…” Then I busted out laughing because I could indeed eat that, it was my ham and bean soup, proving the fact that everything always tastes better if somebody else does the work (or even just seems to:-)tyg

We have King Alaskan Salmon tomorrow so call early. We will be closing our doors at two o’clock this Sunday for our staff party held in our amazing back yard, and will be closed Monday the following day for a deep clean of the store.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Fish tomorrow

Hi Folks-

Late and quick post tonight. It’s my Dad’s birthday and he came over for dinner and pie so that’s what I’ve been doing. I love my Dad, he’s an amazing guy, knows something about everything, treats everybody decently, is one of the best conversationalist I know and he absolutely kicks butt in the cooler at work. I’m a lucky girl 🙂

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • flounder

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Three days at home

Hi Folks-

Sharon and I are enjoying three days vacation from the store, not traveling, just staying home where it’s okay to be lazy and maybe a little boring if we want. Well, in truth, who chooses to be boring? It’s just that sometimes we are.

We did do something for the store today and that was to visit a local farm who grows and sells their own beef, pork and chicken, frozen. It would be a way to sell different cuts of meat and poultry at a high quality. Sharon and I concluded that we would need a new retail freezer to really do justice to the plan, so we’ll see what comes of it.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
Dayboat yellow tail sole
Alaskan King Salmon
Sustainable Shetland Salmon
Dayboat Haddock
Swordfish
Icelandic Arctic Char
16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
10/20 Dry Scallops

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market
“The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

coho salmon and sandwich trivia

Hi Folks-

There’s this wacky guy called Chef James who runs a site called the food reference that really has every thing food related you can think of. And because I can’t think right now here’s a little sandwich trivia for you 🙂

  • John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) is supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.

  • The simple ham sandwich is still the most popular sandwich in the US, and in second place is the BLT.

  • It is estimated that Americans eat 300 million sandwiches each day – that’s more than one for every man, woman and child in the nation!

  • According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the record for eating sandwiches is held by Peter Dowdeswell. He ate 40 jam and butter sandwiches (each 6 inches X 3 inches) in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds on October 17, 1977.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Wild Coho Salmon

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • flounder

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • PEI Mussels

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Blue Cheese dressing!!

Hi Folks-

Sharon filling in for Peter here. He’s off to the races tomorrow with Alec and is catching up on some much needed sleep.

We had a decent dinner last night, grilled sword fish, grabbed a spinach salad from the market and had some reheated veggies. I was looking for something to make it spark a bit and thought “Oh, how about some homemade blue cheese dressing.” And yep that did it, so freaking good, a spin on Craig Claiborne’s blue cheese dressing…With basil!! Made enough for our salads and a little left over (but only because I put the lid on it and put it away, we were definitely going to finish it with spoons).

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1.5 Tbl spoons minced onion

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • ¼ cup minced basil

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 1 TBL lemon juice

  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar

  • 3 to 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste

Shake it up baby and let chill before serving, if you serve this with chicken wings you will be famous forever. Also lovely with the classic wedge of ice burg lettuce and cherry tomatoes or you know, spinach salad:-)

Have a great weekend!

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • gray sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid Oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net