However, there were howling gales when we arrived in Brittany, the wind was sweeping the sand up into our faces as we walked on the beach, it was not the time for a clam dig. We were forced to buy (some rather expensive) clams from the fishmonger.
They were worth it! The clam chowder was just as marvellous as last year's. This time instead of looking through copious numbers of books, I was able to look up the recipe on my blog, here, hurrah!
You could substitute a smoked fish, such as haddock, for the clams, which would reduce the cost somewhat. But if you do have access to a kilo of clams, this is a fabulous dish to make with them, and it would serve four people for a starter or a light lunch. (In our case, an early supper for two adults and one child after a long and blustery walk on the beach!)
Happy New Year to you all.
I have been impressed reading so many blogs over the last few days, they are full of exciting ideas and ventures for 2013. Once I am back in Richmond, with a faster internet connection, I'll let you know what I have planned for the
Please be assured lots of Gingerbread Houses are planned! In the meantime do look at Kate's wonderful round up of the Christmas Seasonal Gingerbread Houses, you can find it here.
|Clam Chowder, as good as last time!|
|Stunning Clams, waiting to be cooked|
|A delectable soup!|