April 25th: Clam Chowder with Fresh Baked Bread

On Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we decided to remain in Little Rhody! Lars and I both agree that we will probably stay here the rest of our lives and the ocean and fresh seafood plays a big role in that declaration. This past week it has rained…a lot. It has also been cold so when we woke up to birds singing at 7 am, with the sun ☀️ shining and not a cloud in the sky, we knew it was going to be a good day. We moved with the sun from the back deck in the am to the front deck in the pm. Once the sun set behind our neighbors, the temp dropped. What better way to end such a beautiful day than New England Clam Chowder. It was amazing.

April 23rd: Oysters, Clams and Sliders

On today’s Cooking Across the Globe 🌏 we head to ……. Rhode Island! Two summers ago, Lars volunteered his shucking skills at the annual Farm Fresh Rhode Island event at Castle Hill in Newport. He learned about a seafood market called Andrade’s Catch in Bristol. Recently, while reading the New York Times, Andrade’s Catch was featured due to their efforts to keep local fisherman in business. We felt we had to do our part to support local RI workers and make a meal of oysters 🦪, little necks, and a few more kid friendly dishes. Tonight we had Hog Island oysters on the half shell, both shucked and grilled little necks, pulled pork sliders with pickled red onions, chipotle aioli and cheeseburger 🍔 sliders on homemade buns. Everyone ate what they wanted yet I was surprised that the kids kept going back for the good stuff!