Seafood street party

lobster

Have you tried exchanging goods vs favours instead of using money? My neighbour does the most amazing meringues and was asked if she could make some for a friend. The friend offered to pay but this was rejected. The friend still wanted to give something back and when her son came home after a very … Continue reading

Crab and avocado roll in lobster and crab broth

crab and avocado roll in crab and lobster broth

Of all the seafood crab is one of my absolute favourites. I have seen fresh crabs for sale for a few weeks but today was the first day I have seen quite a few. I got so sidetracked I didn’t even get any scallops.   A few years ago I went to a restaurant called … Continue reading

Crab salad with a lime and ginger dressing

As I walked passed the fishmonger the other day I saw a few crab claws. I needed some fish and got a good deal on the crab claws as they were the last ones.  I could eat crab claws every day, even better dipped in melted butter infused with garlic and chilli. I thought that … Continue reading

Crab ravioli in a ginger broth

I went to buy some fish for dinner the other day. The fishmonger had his usual suspects and I asked him if he would get any crabs. He scratched his head and said something about “the crabs haven’t shown so far” and I know that this actually meant that yes it is season but they … Continue reading

Seafood tower with tomato and rhubarb salsa

The allotment is finally producing and it is looking great. We only got it in December last year but M has been busy. One of the few edible things on it when we got it is rhubarb. It is so plentiful and this plant is quite sweet with a lovely tang of sour, just enough … Continue reading

Crab stick cakes

The other day I was talking to the fishmonger. As we spoke I couldn’t stop looking at some crab sticks that he had. I actually like crab stick but I wasn’t sure if M would agree. I thought if I bought some and made something interesting with them he might not object. I haven’t eaten … Continue reading

Tian of crab with mango and wasabi salsa

I was on my way to a meeting today and walked past the fishmongers. A bunch of crabs caught my eye and the fishmonger informed me that crabs are particularly good at this time of the year! I asked him to set one aside for me to pick up after my meeting, how perfect is … Continue reading

A Dutch, foodie visit, crab sushi and a roasted dinner

Last week I had a cold that didn’t quite want to give way despite my steak. I think I have consumed a whole jar of honey, lemons and fresh ginger in large quantities. I am not much for pills if I can avoid it and it seems that the cold has finally gone. It went last … Continue reading

Spicy tomato soup

The holidays are over, the winds are getting colder and it is time for soup. I went to see a friend the other day and she made lunch, tomato soup with a cheesy toast. It made me remember a tomato soup I used to make and all of the sudden I felt an urge to make … Continue reading

Crab and chilli pasta

I can never resist fresh crab. I spotted some at the fishmongers one morning. I didn’t buy any but after lunch I thought I would just go past and see if he had any left. Guess what, he did and I bought one. They were caught the night before and cooked in the morning, what … Continue reading