Around Beantown
In and Around, Boston Massachusetts
What's around Beantown ?  
Quick Facts
New England has some very traditional and unique food
choices.  Please review this area and find some very tasty
and fun recipes.  
Countdown to Christmas Day 2014
Boiled Dinner - Corned Beef and Cabbage
Three packages of Red Corned Beef.
(Corned beef comes in different cuts and
colors.  This picture is of red color flat
Carrot Cake
Cream together 1 Cup Margarine and 2 cups Sugar with 4
eggs.  Add and mix in 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon, 2 Teaspoon
Baking Soda, ¾ cup Walnuts, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1 ½ Teaspoon
Vanilla.  Add 2 Cups Flour and 3 cups Grated Carrots.  Mix
well and bake 325 for 55-60 Min in 13x9x2 (or so) Pan

Frosting:  Cream together 1 3oz Philly Cream Cheese, 4
tablespoon Margarine.  Add and mix in 1 teaspoon Vanilla and
2 cups Powder Sugar.  Frosting can be doubled for that extra
sweet tooth.  
(Homarus americanus)
1.        Lobsters are not red until cooked.  The natural color of the lobster (as seen in the above photo) is a natural
camouflage that allows them to blend into their habitat.   
2.        Lobsters have two different kinds of large claws.  If you look you will see that they have one crusher type
claw and one seizer type claw.  
3.        Lobster claws make up 5-10% of body weight when small but that ratio will increase until when mature the
claws can easily make up to 50% of the body weight.
4.        Lobsters don’t have vocal cords.  When cooked they do not scream or vocalize.  Sounds that may be heard
could be of air escaping from the lobster’s body as it expands from heating.
5.        After being harvested Lobsters should NOT be placed into fresh water or have fresh water ice placed on
them.  Fresh water will kill live lobsters so do not use fresh water.
6.        Lobster catch and eat mainly fresh food (except for bait) which includes fish, crabs, clams, mussels, sea
urchins, and sometimes even other lobsters!  Lobster’s are carnivorous and will fight and eat another lobster if
given the chance. Younger, smaller lobsters will often become a meal for an adult lobster.