Nothing says Summer like Lobster!
When my family is in town, it is tradition to have steamed lobster for a family dinner party. We also have a yearly lobster boil as a company outing for the SPD crew. They even sell lobster rolls at Fenway Park!
Lobsters arean essential part of summer in New England, so I knew I needed a Lobster Applique to add to the critters series I started a year or two ago.
This week on Facebook Live, I played with this idea, and created a very realistic fusible applique lobster to add to the critter series. The critter series is a grouping of videos where we discover how to use Leaves Galore and the Hearts and More templates to create critters you can use in your quilts. Janie is are currently writing the patterns for each of the critters that we can include in this series.
Members of “Ahead of the Curve” have access to the critter series under Technique Videos. AOC Members, watch for the September release of written instructions! Everyone else will have to wait for a critters pattern to be released in 2023.
I love a good lobster Bisque, and Mom and I made a delicious batch while she was here visiting. A few of my students asked for the recipe..but Mom and I had cobbled together our own version and didn’t write anything down. I found this Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe from KnowSeafood.com and it looks very close to our version. If you are able to get them, use 2 Live Lobsters instead of the lobster tails. The stock will be much more flavorful using the whole lobster, and the claw meat is softer and sweeter than the tail meat alone. Add a good French bagette and fresh butter and you’ll capture the taste of summer in New England!