April 30, 2008

I realize this is slightly in the same vein as my Old Bay post, but I just bought my plane tickets home for Memorial Day weekend, and I’m already so excited, I can’t even handle it.  Why?  This is why:

Crabcake, friends.  Crabcake.  Now don’t get me wrong, there is a certain joy to be had in picking your own crab, it’s one of my favorite things to do on earth – but there is nothing like a crabcake.

I won’t say I’m a crabcake connoisseur, I won’t go that far.  But I do know a good crabcake when I see one.  So, if you trust my opinion, (which you should), if you want a good crabcake, and are ever in the Chesapeake Bay area, head on over to Edgewater Restaurant, on Mayo Road off Route 2.  You won’t be disappointed, I can promise you that right now.  (If this was a few years ago, I would have said go to Stoney’s, but they’ve gone downhill in the past few years – plus, they stole their recipe from Tony’s.  It’s just a fact.)

Anyway, less than a month till I’m home and I can enjoy this delicacy.  Plus, you know, all of the other things Calvert County has to offer.  I’m excited.


Old Bay

April 1, 2008

I was inspired to post about my neverending love for Old Bay for two reasons. One, I dreamt I was eating Crab Chips last night. (The Utz kind, not this Lay’s nonsense.) And two, Lianna posted about her favorite condiment, so I thought I’d post about mine.

Old Bay

Growing up in the Chesapeake Bay area (I lived a 2 minute walk from the Bay until I was 6, then we moved to right on the Patuxent), I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love Old Bay. And for good reason – Old Bay is one of the greatest spices known to man. A combination of: celery salt, bay leaf, mustard seed, both black and red pepper, cinnamon, and ginger (thanks, Wikipedia!), the ingredients combine to create a perfect storm of flavor that tastes good on just about anything – crabs, chicken, popcorn, chips, eggs, fries, soup, the list is neverending. Can you imagine a pot of steamed crabs without Old Bay poured on top? I can’t. Even non-Maryland residents love it.  You can even do a line of it!  Just ask Ben.

Don’t believe me? Then read these testimonials:

Well, it’s obviously delicious. But aside from that, it is versatile. Yes, it’s great on popcorn. And let’s face it, crabs without Old Bay would be bland. You might as well eat lobster. – Elaina, 23, Washington, D.C.

Because Old Bay = Maryland.  It’s good on anything: crabs, chicken, shrimp, eggs, etc.  I feel sorry for people who don’t know what Old Bay is.  – Leah, 24, Huntingtown, MD

See what I mean?  If you don’t trust me, trust them.  Feel free to leave your own testimonials in the comments.  This post has made me miss Maryland.  At least I have Old Bay to comfort me.