Chase Away Winter Chills With Hot Crab Soup

When chunks of ice hug the Bay’s shoreline, and Eastern Shore cornfields look like frozen arctic tundra, and northern winds whisk off your favorite hat, you know that you’re knee-deep in Chesapeake winter. It’s time to zip up your puffy parka and hibernate in cozy places that serve steaming hot crab soup — the time-honored […]

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Crabs on Wheels

Labor Day might mark the official end of carefree summer days, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel on eating crabs. Sure, it’s time to pull on socks instead of a bathing suit and sit in a dull office cubical feeling like a crab trapped in a pot. But if you’re […]

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Beating the Winter Blues with Franks and Planks

What a wretched time of year! At our house, we’re sick of hearing weathermen’s false promises about inches of snow and receiving only rain and mud. We’re tired of looking at bare trees with no leaves – and we’re starting to get itchy for crabs. It doesn’t help that we still have months to wait […]

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Aqua-Land & Aquafarms — A Day with Maryland Dreamers

Fall is the time of year when I like to dream big. There’s something about autumn’s crisp mornings that makes me want to plan, create and renovate. Take the change of season and mix in a pinch of guilt from spending lazy summer days on crab decks, and I’m ready to chart a productive course […]

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A Toast to the Chesatiki Bay

As we walk onto the crab deck, I can’t suppress a smile when I see a pair of red and yellow plastic palm trees. With the rolling Chesapeake farmlands as a backdrop, they look like two happy misfits determined to inject a little tropical spirit into the landscape. We’ve seen this phenomenon plenty of times […]

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The Oddest Driftwood

I’ve always wanted a ghost. Not a big terrifying apparition like in the movie Poltergeist. More like a congenial companion spirit who would float about giving the house a year-round Halloween feel and raising my boys’ neck hairs from time to time to show that science can’t explain everything. On my night stand I’ve amassed […]

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