Monday, July 16, 2012

So Cape Codish!


Scouting for Quahogs 
Digging with a Quahog Rake
"The hard clam, also known as a quahog, round clam, or hard-shell clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk which is native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula." Wikipedia
When back in Massachusetts, probably the first thing we do after greeting our children is to visit one of our old time favorite seafood restaurants. 
Stuffed quahogs an absolute must on the menu! Especially love them if linguica, a Portuguese sausage is in the mix! The stuffing prepared and presented back in the shell before serving. Hubby enjoys quahog chowder, made with red potatoes and cream, a broth not to heavy! 
I captured the old gent above quahoging on the shore while dining at a near by restaurant. Deep in thought oblivious to our presence he was feeling with his feet where to dig. Skiff in tow along with wire baskets to hold his bounty. We were taken aback by his tenacity and relentless search, seeking out the abstruse mollusks.  
A lazy summer afternoon for us and a fruitful experience for him. I'll bet those stuffies and "chowda" will taste all the better knowing that he captured them himself! 

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11 comments:

hootnonny said...

Love learning about different areas of the country. And I love how he's framed through the hydrangeas!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm so glad you defined quahogs because I was gonna have to google! Love the last shot framed by the blurry hydrangeas. Hope the quahogging was successful!

Mary said...

I had no clue of a quehog....spoken as a true landlubber. Next time I'm in New England. At this rate, every 2 decades.

Danielle said...

What sweet memories. We didn't have a family gathering without quahogs and linguica!!

Butterbean Row said...

Rosemary,

Thanks for the quahog lesson. I never knew about them.
The "chowda" sounds delicious as does the stuffed clams. You are making me hungry and I am on a diet.

♥charlotte

Lynn said...

How fun to learn about this "delicacy"...I only know clams on fetticini...dh used to like fried clams in MASS.
Don't find that in CA much...

Nancy Claeys said...

I didn't know what a quahog was either! What quaint images that could have likely been taken 50 years ago!

Lisa Gordon said...

Ok, I did not know what a quahog was either, and I lived in MA for 10 years!! Wonderful photos Rosemary, and thank you so much for the information!
xo.

Kim Stevens said...

I had never heard of a quahog either! But you sure have made me hungry, love the photos!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I'm sure you all felt satisfied at the end of the day, both hunter and eater.

kkkkaty said...

I love these photos and the story Rosemary!!

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