Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

Thymeline 16

A feast of steamed crabs, bourbon drinks, horse farms, and more in this week’s edition of Thymeline.

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This weekend we had an impromptu crab feast!

Our friend’s birthday dinner plans needed a last minute adjustment, so we regrouped and turned the afternoon into a fabulous get-together out on his back porch. I love any excuse to eat outside and I’m so glad for pleasant weather. We shared a pile of grilled corn, cheeseburgers, and all sorts of chips and dips, alongside a beautiful half-bushel of large, freshly steamed, seasoned crabs. I acted as bartender and made Bourbon Smashes using fresh strawberries and early season cherries.

Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

As much as I love fresh seafood, it’s been a long time since I’ve broken down my own crabs. That pile was a lot to work through! What a wonderful, communally social way to spend time with each other though. I feel like summer has already started. Speaking of which, I’ll need to get this Cherry Bourbon Smash up on the blog for you in time for cherry season – it was so good!

Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

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Speaking of seasonal fruits, now that the farmer’s markets are opening up I’m on a mission to find my favorite in the area (There are at least five!). Still feeling new to Wilmington, it’s taking some time for me to get my bearings. Rather than the market in Carousel Park, on Friday my GPS took me to a beautiful set of stables where they keep over 200 heads of horses instead. Threw me a bit off schedule for the day, but well worth the random discovery. I took a few pictures with this statue before I found out I totally could have gone and seen some real horses. Next time.

Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

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Now, on to the links!

This week, I’ll be continuing the Caribbean Fete Feastory I started last week with a recipe for Rendezvous Rum Punch. Expect a few more recipes, tips, and tricks over the next two weeks. Cheers!

Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

Thymeline 16 | Feast In Thyme

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