Softshell crabs, ramps, morel mushrooms and hay fever seem to all come together at the same time and mark the begining of Spring and culinary promise. Well, I recieved a phone call and at the other end was someone telling me they had fresh softshell crabs. Impossible. Normally softshell crabs would be long gone, becoming a distant memory as the cold chill of fall encompases the evening air. However, because of unusually warm water temperatures and a bit of luck softshell crabs arrived on our doorstep. What a treat for us, since we sort of missed the softshell crab season as it is normally delineated.