Crab Season is Here!

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Christmas Eve is Tomorrow and this year our traditional hosting of our family gathering has been handed over to Scott’s brother and sister in law. We will be enjoying a Christmas Eve brunch instead of dinner. Our contribution is pumpkin pie, blueberry scones and crab cakes, all homemade by Scott. This morning, bright and early,7:30, we took a drive over to Half Moon Bay with Pat to buy some live crab. We always love driving over the hill to the coast. Even in the rain it’s a very beautiful day! I love seeing the waves crashing on the beach . When we got to the harbor we were relieved to see people returning from the fishing boats with bags full of live crab. We weren’t able to get a call through to find out if the fishermen had been out in this weather to bring in their catch for the day, so we weren’t even positive that we would find any crab. Worst case scenario , we figured we’d just enjoy the drive and have a nice breakfast with Pat even if there was no crab to be had. But it was our lucky day! There seemed to be only one boat selling , all the other boats were only providing crab to people who had pre-ordered. So we walked down to the boat and stood in line in the wind and rain behind about four or five other people waiting with coolers ready to be filled up with live crabs! The fisherman on the boat was trying to get his scale working and standing on the pier in the stormy weather it felt like he was taking FOREVER ! By the time we got to the front of the line we were soaking wet! But… Scott’s homemade crab cakes are worth it!! I don’t know if we will have access to crab in Boquete like we do here in California so we are taking every opportunity to indulge in fresh crab this season. I’m sure this will not be our last trip over the hill to visit the crab boats! Here’s some snapshots of our outing!

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About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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    • I’m sure he will, but it’s one of those recipes that’s in his head , you know, a little of this, a pinch of that. I’ll get him to write it down. I do know that the most important thing is FRESH crab! Mmmmmm!

  1. Yummmm…crab! I love fresh crab au-natural!! My grand-mere used to make crab cakes only when there wasn’t “enough” crab to eat…so I still think of “crab cakes” not as a yum meal but a way to use up leftovers. Lol. To each their own…lol.

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