Monday, April 14, 2014

Garlic Clam Sauce Recipe

My friend's father has tried several diets over the years and she claims the best thing that has come out of those diets is this clam sauce.  I'd have to agree that this dish is incredible tasting and quick to make.  

Garlic and Clam Sauce:
2 T fine olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 t. dried thyme leaves
2 T chopped fresh parsley
Dash cayenne
2 6-7 ounce cans chopped (or minced) clams
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Saute onion, green peppers, and garlic in olive oil until translucent (add a little water and cover if necessary during this process). Add mushrooms and continue heating in the covered saucepan for about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, including all the liquid in clams, heat until hot in covered saucepan.
Makes 4 piddly little dieter's servings or 2 decent servings.

Serve with spaghetti or linguini. Top with grated parmesan cheese.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quote of the Day: Penelope Lively

"We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know. We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard."  Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Quote of the Day

"The law has nothing to do with justice, and injustice can't be left unchallenged. So I decided to be a writer. Writing can't change the world overnight, but writing may have an enormous effect over time, over the long haul." Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko

Monday, March 03, 2014

Quote of the Day: Stretch yourself...

"Reach as high as you can, and then reach a little higher.  There you will find magic and possibility.  And maybe even cookies."  

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Quote of the Day: Perspective

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." --Steve Jobs

Turned this quote into a "Recite" Image...because why not?

Steve Jobs

Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote of the Day: Colum McCann

"I think a good novel can be a doorstop to despair. I also think the real bravery comes with those who prepared to go through that door and look at the world in all its grime and torment, and still find something of value, no matter how small."

Colum McCann

Friday, February 21, 2014


This week, my parents were watching the Olympics together. Johnny Weir was on tv and my dad asked my mom, "Is he a little gay?"  My mom replied not missing a beat, "Yes, Johnny Weir is a little gay."
Love Johnny Weir, and love my dad.
Johnny Weir

Great piece in the New York Times about Johnny Weir's NBC Olympic figure skating team and why they may be better than Scott Hamilton's NBC Olympic figure skating team.  I don't know about you, but I'd love to hear a different group of individuals announce the next Olympics.