Oysters, you love ‘em or hate ‘em.
Taylor Shellfish Farms have two working locations around Puget Sound, one in Shelton on Skookum Inlet and one in Bow on Samish Bay. They are are growers and shippers of oysters, mussels and clams. While driving north on Chuckanut Drive, a sign invited customers down a long narrow and fairly steep dirt lane which took you to their operation on Samish Bay. Here about two hours after dawn, but before their retail shop opened at nine, I’ve caught the view of their boats tied up at low tide. The little ‘lighthouse’ behind the boats is made from oyster shells.
Now for the nitty-gritty. I hate oysters! I always have, always will. In the 50s and 60s, my family was part of the ‘clean your plate’ club. Once or twice a year my family would make the day long trek to Hoods Canal to pick oysters. At home, dad would clean them and mom would prepare them for supper, generally breaded and fried. I’d eat everything on my plate except the dreaded oyster. Then with nothing left to cut the texture,smell and taste, I’d eventually choke it down. What about you, do you love/hate oysters?
Sharing with ‘Your Sunday Best #43.’
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