As we continue to shelter in place, I hope you are safe, healthy and able to cope with the possibility that this will not go away overnight.
What has been your greatest challenge while staying home? We are all in this together, so please write me a note to say “Hi” and let me know how you are doing. The least we can do is give each other a little cheer. email@example.com
Easy Crab Cakes
Here’s another recipe. I’ve fallen back into my Mom’s teaching by cooking from scratch.
· 2 1⁄2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
· 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
· 1 tablespoon spicy Dijon mustard
· 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
· 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
· 1 egg yolk
· 1 lb fresh crabmeat
· 2 tablespoons soft butter
Spread crushed cornflakes in a shallow baking pan.
Whisk mayonnaise, mustard, seasoning, cayenne and egg yolk.
Add crab meat.
S& p to taste.
Divide crab cake mixture into 10 equal piles and form slightly flattened cakes.
Turn cakes over in crushed corn flakes until covered.
Cover pan w/ plastic, transfer cakes to pan and cover with more plastic wrap.
Chill 2-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Transfer crab cakes to a large greased baking sheet.
Put about 1/2 teaspoon butter on each crab cake.
Bake around 15 minutes.
Cakes should be golden brown
This time at home has given me a chance to work on my webmaster skills and make important changes to the website so that when our CD "Choices" is released things are in place.
You may now listen to clips from "Choices" and the other three CD's are now available for purchase and download from the site. You may download one song or the whole CD.
Here's the link to the updated Music page. Please check it out at joanwatsonjones.com/music
Another Pre-Release Review
Holly Cooper sent me this review from Dick Metcalf Editor of Contemporary Fusion Reviews.
Ultra cool original jazz stories Joan Watson-Jones – Choices
Ultra cool original jazz stories Joan Watson-Jones – CHOICES
Jazz vocalist Joan Watson-Jones is a new listen for me; on this album full of ultra cool original jazz stories, she is joined by pianist Frank Wilkins bassist Dave Zox and drummer Alvin Terry… though I didn’t find any performances from the current release, I recommend you watch this earlier video to get a real feel for Joan’s shimmering jazz style…
…be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Joan’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find many other fine performances… I did.
Joan wrote “Martin” (no samples available yet; the album releases in May, 2020; I’ll come back and add those links in when I’m told it’s gone live), a song about Doctor King, after attending a rally with her dad in Harlem… soulfully performed, this tune will be a favorite with jazz DJ’s around the globe!
I particularly enjoyed Joan’s original “I Ain’t Just a Pretty Face”, which projects the full power of womanhood magnificently… if any song is “jazz” – this is IT, folks.
There’s a real “back-alley feel” to the 2:55 opener, “Topsy 2″… this is another tune I believe jazz DJ’s all across the globe will be spinning regularly over the coming months & years!
Of the eleven solid jazz vocals Joan offers up for our aural enjoyment, it was easy to choose my personal favorite… “A Glass of Wine” is a truly comforting tune with a laid-back and comforting groove.
I give Joan and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this most enjoyable album. Get more information on Joan’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
That’s it for now. Stay healthy, safe and please stay in touch!
All the Best to You,