The not so joyous end to the “No” diet

Hi Folks-

Though I’m hesitant to admit it, I just don’t do well when I don’t take my prescription for antidepressant medicine. I’ve been taking it for years and once in a while I decide, (though “decide” seems like too active a verb for what I do in these instances), that I don’t need them or at least that I can do without them for a few days – no problem. My prescription ran out Sunday and who could be bothered to get the thing refilled? Monday was okay, Tuesday not so much, and by today I felt like I was living very slow, maybe under water, or more like my brain had turned to stiff bread dough and any prospects I have seemed more hopeless each day. I got the damn thing refilled today and hopefully I’ll feel okay in a few days. You didn’t ask but there it is, more than you would expect to learn about a guy writing a blog for a food store. I didn’t know anything else to write about.

I’d also like to announce the ending of the “No” diet Sharon and I have been on for three weeks. No meat, no alcohol, and no simple carbohydrates. The problem, beyond the obvious problems of certain deprivations, is that neither of us lost any weight. Time to have a glass of wine and regroup. That’s what we’re doing tonight. Along with a few ribeyes on the grill and some non-native corn on the cob, as simple as their carbohydrates may be. Who Cares!!??

We are closed on Monday for the 4th of July. We’re really very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you but we feel like it’s necessary to take the big holidays off for our peace of mind.

For the weekend I ordered a lot of fish for the grill, including littleneck clams which have really become a treat as an appetizer for those grilling our fish or our steaks. We have Alaskan Wild King Salmon which has come down a dollar, to $27/lb, but which if you think about it is a unique delicacy for those living in Central Vermont. It’s extraordinarily good. We also have plenty of Swordfish and Icelandic Arctic Char, both a treat off the grill if you cook them right which means cook them hot and not to overcook them. Also there’s our not to be forgotten Atlantic Shetland Salmon, which grills very well because of it’s firm texture and its high fat content. Remember that’s the good kind of fat.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

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

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

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