Friday, May 17, 2013

N is for: New England Clam Chowder Bites

Even though it's touristy, one of my favorite things in San Francisco is getting a sourdough bread bowl filled with piping hot clam chowder soup at Fisherman's Wharf. (Followed by Irish Coffees at the BV, but that's a story for another post).

And while the sourdough bread is very much San Francisco, the clam chowder is very much New England...and that's where the idea for these little morsels was formed.

Of course...this isn't a true bread bowl, as I used fillo (phyllo?) dough out of convenience, but they would make a great addition to your next party. I call them deconstructed, because it includes all the flavors of clam chowder, but not much broth fits in the cups. And if you are simply looking for a good clam chowder recipe...feel free to use this for that and ditch the cups altogether!

Friday, May 10, 2013

M is for: Mill at 2t {Restaurant Review}

Hello friends.

It's been awhile.

A million apologies for this 6-week hiatus. It wasn't planned. It wasn't intentional. But sometimes life gets in the way of your food blog. It happens.

Seven weeks ago today, Mays and I landed at Bradley International Airport...feeling a little sleep deprived and weary but excited for the new adventure.

I knew the transition was going to be challenging. Not only from a work standpoint, but from a lifestyle standpoint. Connecticut is nice, but San Francisco it is not. And pretty much every time I told someone where I had moved from, the response was almost always the same. Some variation of a scrunched up nose/raised eyebrow followed by: "WHY??!??"

It is for this reason I came in with fairly low expectations. I'm here for the job opportunity, not the social life. But I can honestly tell you that it's not that bad. I have New York and Boston just a short drive away (and have already visited NYC four times). And while the food options here are vastly limited compared to San Francisco dining, there are definitely some gems to be found. As my friend Kim and I discovered during my apartment-hunting trip, the state motto is "Full of Surprises," and I've definitely been pleasantly surprised since moving here.

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