Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm Craving Clam Chowder!

I love making chowders especially New England Clam Chowder! I got the craving this weekend and went to the supermarket to pick up some of the ingredients I'd need.

The price for the little package of salt pork was ridiculous! But what they were asking for a quart of fat free Half n Half made the salt pork look reasonably priced!

So I switched gears and decided to pick up the fixings for making Manhattan Clam Chowder. After the supermarket my wife and I headed to Point Lookout to the The Doxsee Sea Clam Co . Doxsee has been at its present location since 1933!

Here is a photo of my wife Diane standing in front of the Doxsee "building".

It is a one room operation consisting of a freezer and some canned goods.

Their products and prices are posted on the wall.

You help yourself to the freezer full of clam products. This trip we got a bag of surf clams and large can of clam juice for the chowder. I couldn't pass up grabbing a bag of the breaded clam strips. And since I wouldn't be making my chowder till midweek Diane suggested I get a container of the Doxsee N.E. Clam Chowder to hold me over. Good thinking!

After you bag your food you stuff your money into the cash box mounted on the wall.

Afterwards we decided to take a walk around Point Lookout. When we got to the inlet there were quite a few ducks near the sandbar.

It was windy which was causing the inlet to kick up. I climbed out on the rocks to try and get a few shots of the waves as they were breaking.


  1. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. I can taste the salt and the chowder all the way here in the UK.

  2. They have the honor system there? WOW! Homemade cowder sounds delicious.

    Great pictures of the surf. It looks really cold!

  3. It's my pleasure Janice. I'm glad you liked them!

  4. Yup Nitebyrd they depend on the honor system - and the security camera mounted over the freezer LOL.

  5. Brian...these pictures are wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

    NE Clam Chowder is my fave!

    Hope you and Diane had a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  6. Yes, I prefer the NE Chowder too LuLu. Glad you liked the photos! I hope you enjoyed Valentine's Day as well.

  7. De merveilleuses photos... Humm je viendrais bien goûter à votre soupe...
    Un jour viendrez-vous en France avec votre épouse ?... Je vous ferai goûter la bouillabaisse...

  8. Clam chowder and a sea side view sounds great. Right now it's cold pizza and a view of the work that waits for me. Gonna be a long weekend.

  9. Mmmm I like cold pizza! Especially with hot coffee for breakfast. Good luck with your work Norma.

  10. Have they recovered from Sandy yet? I've called and stopped by but they don't seem to be back in business yet. I'm starting to go into baked clam withdrawal over here!!!!