Wednesday, April 29, 2009

O = Oysters



Oysters

Oysters

My mom's hometown Bolinao, in the province of Pangasinan has been blessed with wonderful marine life. When the people in the town started salt water milkfish farming, it attracted other marine animals such as oysters and mussels. My mom's brother-in-law works as a caretaker of some fish cages, and because his main job was to watch over the milkfishes, he can certainly do anything he wants to the other marine animals he could collect.

July of last year, my mom and I together with some relatives went to Bolinao because one of my uncles will be migrating to the US with his family. He wanted the family to be together one last time before they leave the Philippines. On our first morning there, we were served some dried fish and oysters for breakfast - much to my mom's delight. I don't really eat oysters, so I just delight in taking pictures of my mom. =)

*** Jenn ***

6 comments:

Carol said...

Those oysters look good...and a nice shot of your Mom...good O choice...

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful O's. I'd prefer to take pictures, too! :)

Mara said...

I have never been too sure about oysters either, but your mum looks like she's enjoying them.

Grace and Bradley said...

Thy look like some very tasty oyster. Not too big, not too small, just right size fresh from the sea. I do not mind to eat them, raw.

Reader Wil said...

Great subject for the letter"O"! Oysters are very expensive here in my country! Your mum looks very great!

Granny Smith said...

I love raw oysters with a sprinkle of lemon juice. Also oyster stew. I had never met an oyster before moving to Massachusetts right after Otto and I were married. Your Mom looks great in these photos.

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Jenn, the Foodie


I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}