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How did Dr. Suess create so many expressions that are part of my vocabulary?  For instance, I can’t buy a blue fish without saying “one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.”  Or when I think about friendship I can hear Horton saying “elephants are faithful one hundred percent.”  Or making breakfast and thinking “I do not like green eggs and ham!  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.”  And on and on the sayings go.  How I love Dr. Seuss.  This is all a silly introduction to some beautiful blue fish I bought the other day just as they came in from the ocean.  Years ago, it was so abundant and so inexpensive that I would turn it into gravlax and smoke it for use in the winter when the fish head south.  Then, for years there didn’t seem to be any bluefish – perhaps, like so many others, it had been over-fished.  Now, it seems to be back.  Steve, my husband-photographer, didn’t get a photo of the delicious blues I purchased – they went quickly on the grill with a little lemon and salt and pepper and were even more quickly consumed.  But, Steve Kolyer, our blog painter, provided a photo/painting of a blue fish he caught off the shore on Fire Island.  I hope you enjoy his work as much as we enjoyed our bluefish.

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