RAYMONDS, ST. JOHN’S
MOOSE HEART is a prize possession in Newfoundland. A lot of Newfoundlanders will serve it at Christmastime. They stuff it with breadcrumbs and bake it in the oven. I’d much rather serve it raw, in its beautiful, natural form. It’s a great way to celebrate the animal. Last year I shot a cow, but then, as we were dressing it we saw another moose, a big bull, on the horizon. So I put the heart and liver out of the way, on a rock, and we went after it. When we got back we found two bald eagles had got there first. They’d eaten the heart and were starting on the liver. I’m hoping for better luck this year. —J.C.