June 21-July 22

CancerTraits: Loyal, sympathetic, nurturing, pessimistic, suspicious and insecure.

Your sensitivity can draw you into your imaginary crab shell, so good old-fashioned comfort food will inspire you to come out and face the world. In fact, there’s nothing like home cooking. Even if you’re not into making scrambled eggs, quiche and waffles for brunch, you love it when someone else does. Seafood is your frequent choice because it reminds you of the waters you came from, and you find it easy on your often-unsettled stomach. When you reveal your inner fierceness, you can expect extra fireworks, especially in July.

Eat this: Seafood nibbles and entrees, especially if it involves crab.

Not this: Limp vegetables, overcooked noodles and mushy foods.

Lump Crab Quiche
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Lump Crab Quiche 

PG tested

You are naturally drawn to seafood and to crab in particular. This quiche, loaded with lump crabmeat on a pie shell, highlights your sign and matches your trait of having a hard shell, a soft inside and tons of flavor.

½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup milk
4 large eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon sherry
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 ounces lump crabmeat
6 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
¼ cup chopped scallions
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 9-inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine mayonnaise, milk, eggs, sherry and flour, mixing thoroughly.

Stir in crab, cheese, scallions, salt and pepper.

Pour mixture into pie crust. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until quiche is firm in the center.

Serves 8 to 10.

— Adapted from “Big American Cookbook” by Mario Batali (Grand Central Publishing; October 2016)