Archive for the ‘Crabby Cook News’ Category
I’m making a lot of trips to Connecticut these days, to visit elderly parents. In so doing I’ve discovered a quaint corner of coziness called The Bee and Thistle Inn, a B&B and a comfort zone in Old Lyme that is my new favorite home away from home. Read More
In a stunning development,, my brother Sam is learning to cook. It’s stunning because, in all the years we spent growing up in our large, traditional Midwestern family, the only male contribution to the evening meal was the belching. Read More
My husband loves tomatoes. Raw tomatoes, that is: he will not eat them cooked. (He has the same peculiar picky streak with regard to carrots: loves ‘em raw, hates ‘em cooked.) His sister Julie, on the other hand, does not only dislike raw tomatoes, she finds them repulsive. She will not eat anything with seeds, including olives. A pomegranate would give her a nervous breakdown. Tom’s other sister, Ellen, won’t eat spaghetti sauce, hamburgers, meat loaf, cheese of any kind, jelly (hello?), peas or lima beans. Like her father and Tom, she also dislikes onions and garlic, and, a la Julie, ix-nay the tomatoes and olives.
It’s just another example of how kids are genetically designed to drive their parental menu-planners crazy. Read More
It began at a cocktail party in Baltimore, at which three couples had a lively discussion about which of the husbands present was the laziest when it came to domestic work. None of the men cook, only two can handle a screwdriver, all are chore-phobic. After a few martinis, the guys offered to make up for years of slothfulness by preparing an elegant dinner for their long-suffering wives. Read More
I’m in desperate need of new grilling tips and recipes, in the hopes of inspiring my lazy ass husband to do more cooking this summer. As many of you know, grilling is the one culinary act Tom is willing to perform. If I can offer him a few new, simple ideas, maybe he’ll be willing to try his hand at something other than burgers and dogs.
So please send me your thoughts–what and how do you like to grill? The person who sends the best, Tom-friendly tip or recipe wins a signed copy of The Crabby Cook Cookbook, as well as a Crabby Cook apron and a stunning happy face spatula!
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Big news last week! I mean, besides that business with the wedding (my favorite thing: Posh’s hat) and that stuff with the birth certificate (which I will not dignify with a discussion of DT’s combover), but I’m talking about a development in the soon-to-be-expanding crabby universe… (No, I’m not pregnant! But Posh is.) Read More
It’s April 20th, which means many things. First, I just learned it is National Lima Bean Respect Day, so don’t go dissing your limas for 24 hours. Second, today’s the day when some lucky foodie to wins my Eastover brunch recipe contest! If you have not been following this sizzling hot competition, click here to catch up. Read More
My friend Lynn is a genius.
Lynn is a fabulous cook, who often (if not always) enjoys cooking. But she (like the crabbier cooks among us) has a family that can be annoying to feed. She told me that, during one especially gnarly phase, her son was a vegan, her older daughter was a pescatarian and her toddler would eat nothing but white toast. Lynn herself is fond of lamb chops, so her dinner hour was often a three-ring circus. Read More