I had crabs!
And a Maryland tradition is finally complete – I had crabs!
And I whacked with them with a mallet (they were dead), I did the ‘roll back’, and I pulled the meat from the legs – yeah! And mighty fine it was too. Naturally, Old Bay Spice was part of the experience. It seems to be the spice of choice for both crab and chicken wings!
I love that Americans are so keen to share their traditions with us……
‘Not had crabs before?! Let’s get some then!’ And off they went to get some, so we could share the crab love.
The deed is now done – my Maryland crab virginity is well and truly taken 🙂
The mystery of the mailbox flag
UK peeps: did you know that if you have one of these mailboxes and you put your flag up on your mailbox and put mail in it, then the postman will collect your mail.
An expat Brit who has lived here for thirteen years told me this today (and I love that she admitted she had only found this out last year!).
To clarify: you don’t have to go to the post office! If you want to send items by mail you just place the item into your mail box and raise the little red flag on it to signal the mail delivery-person that you have items in your box and he/she will pick it up. I always wondered about those little flags.
Sadly, I don’t have one of those mailboxes, so I will never experience such joy.