Celebrate Summer like a “Marylander”

www.farmfoodieandfitness.com“Marylanders” celebrate summer big! We wait all year for our little blue friends to come back into season and late June and early July kicks off the best 5 months of the year… Crab Pickin’ Season! Born and raised as a “Shore Billy,” (that’s what they call us in the surronding cities) we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by water on all three sides of us. The Atlantic ocean and Chesapeake Bay cut into the land and give us the peninsula we live on and the closest big city is a 3 hour radius all the way around. So, from my house, in 5 minutes I can be on the beach one way and go 5 miles inland I am surrounded by farmland and corn fields. So I guess you can say I have the best of both worlds!

Over the winter, we “Marylanders” tend to go a little haywire without our fish, clams, oysters, and of course our crabs. Once summer comes we go in to full swing of corn boiling, beer drinking, and crab pickin’. We’ll pay any amount of money to get them or you can even find most of us on a weekend afternoon, dropping hand lines of chicken necks into the shallow waters, hoping to scoop one big enough up into the net and throw into the pot. Even if’s it’s just for a little taste!

So, now that summer is finally here and the corn is quickly growing and local breweries are buzzing. You can celebrate like a Marylander this summer. shuckin’ corn, pickin’ “jimmies,” and sipping on your favorite brew. You can even slice up some warm garden fresh tomatoes, add a pinch of salt and pepper at you’ve got the perfect summer dinner!ff80f2314b521a264c9af65c2a72b616

Crab steaming recipe:

  1. Get a dozen of heavy, meat filled crabs. Add to a large crab pot, 2 cups of water and a can of your favorite beer. Put in the separator, then add crabs, cover and bring to a steam.
  2. Once the crabs have turned a dark red color they’re good to go. Cover their shells in “Old Bay.”
  3. Set the table with old newspapers, crab mallets, melted butter or apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, fresh steamed corn, and a beer. Dump the crabs in the middle of the table and enjoy the summer evening with your company and pretend you’re from Maryland if you aren’t! 🙂  Happy Summer!
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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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