Beach dreams

In  January, The Hub and I receive the advance registration for the spot in Buxton, N.C. where we spend a week each May. Just seeing the envelope makes me want to be at the Outer Banks, although I know that, right now, the weather will be almost as stinky as it is here. At least it gives hope that spring is coming, and reminds me that it’s never too early to begin planning the all-important beach reading.

A classic soup there is what I always heard called Hatteras Clam Chowder, although it has other names. It’s made with broth, not cream or milk, and is packed with clams, onions and chunks of potato. Check out this recipe at Mariner’s Menu