Fish on ice in a pot.

Just Like the Old Days: Shared Fresh Bluefish

April 21, 2017 | Vanda Lewis

When an uncle brings her a gift of freshly caught bluefish, Vanda Lewis remembers how excess fresh fish were shared among family and neighbors when I was growing up on Harkers Island.

Fried Fish Backbones

September 21, 2016 | Vanda Lewis

Vanda Lewis shares a Down East family tradition of fried fish backbones.

Baking Fish, Ruth’s Way

April 1, 2016 | Vanda Lewis

Vanda Lewis shares her own take on baked fish, prepared her mother-in-law’s way.

A Delicious Stew, Whatever the Name

March 3, 2015 | Vanda Lewis

Vanda Lewis shares a family recipe for conch stew, a Down East Carteret County specialty.

Ruth’s Turn Cakes

November 3, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

Blogger and photographer Vanda Lewis shares a recipe for her mother-in-law’s fried bread, best served with seafood stews. Enjoy.