Friday, February 5, 2010

Cold Weather Comfort Food

                                                                                
Mmmm, a bowl of fish chowder, chock full of fish, scallops, shrimp, clams and potatoes served steaming at the Harbor cafe in Stonington, Maine. Naturally the chowder is rich in butter and  should be followed by chocolate cream pie with a graham cracker crust! There is no greenery in sight when this simple fare is put in front of you, but after a cold morning outdoors it is, well...almost heaven!


....and this curious little recipe was stitched in a sampler I saw at Cabot Mill Antiques in Brunswick, Maine.

8 comments:

  1. Add a couple of eggs and more cream to that stitched receipt and bake - blueberry bread and butter pudding. Lovely combination old world and new world.

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  2. Thank you Blue! These traditional recipes are from the days when one 'made do' with whatever was in the root cellar and relied on canned dilly beans and preserves to augment your diet. I have heard that the chowder sat on the wood stove day after day with a little more milk added from time to time!

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  3. Yum, that chowder looks so good. Lauren

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  4. My waistline is expanding just reading this.

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  5. JCB ~ Maine food has a reputation for doing that!

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  6. I writing down the name of this cafe! We hope to make a trip further north (further than our usual day-trips allow) in Maine next month! This chowder looks fabulous!
    joan

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  7. Joan ~ You won't be disappointed! The Harbor Cafe is right on the main street in Stonington.
    Carol

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