Chowder From the Sea

I know we are here to talk food. Yummy food. And share memories of a simple time with simple pleasures. The world is a scary place right now. Let us pray for the people of Ukraine and the whole of the world. In Christ name, pray.

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National New England Clam Chowder Day

Today is not just National Clam Chowder Day, but New England Clam Chowder Day. In New England, they take their cream based chowder very seriously. Often, you’ll find the soup special of the day to be Clam Chowder on any given Friday. That’s a throwback to the days when the Catholic Church was strict when in came to abstaining from meat on Fridays.

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Smokey New England Clam Chowder

07-14-2017 - Driftwood Inn (6)A few years back, while vacationing along the Oregon Coast, we spent some time in Florence, Oregon – staying at the Driftwood Shores. This delightful property has to be one of the finest “casual” resorts on the Oregon coast. It is very nice without being overly pretentious. Every room has a full kitchen (and I do mean full – everything from a full size refrigerator to an oven, with all the dishes, pots, pans – everything you need to turn your hotel accommodations into a functioning, comfortable “home away from home”). If that isn’t reason enough, every room has breathtaking ocean views. All the rooms have either a patio or balcony and look out over the Pacific Ocean.

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