A Comforting Cure

October 20, 2008

Spencer and I both fell victim to the weird stomach virus/flu that’s been going around Seattle lately, and it really affected my appetite, in particular. Suddenly, all I craved were comfort foods. One morning for breakfast, all I could manage to get down was Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup with a dab of Thai chile paste and half a block of tofu chunks, gently stirred and warmed in the microwave oven. Divine!

Over the weekend, instead of having my usual Dungeness Crab Salad with Avocado, Jicama, Organic Greens, and Lime Vinagrette at Etta’s Seafood, I opted instead for a cup of the just-right-in-texture and -taste Manila Clam Chowder. The recipe is in Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining if you want to try it for yourself. Here’s a photo of this cup o’¬†simple, satisfying comfort food for a sick tummy.

A cup of Manila Clam Chowder from Etta\'s Seafood lifts the spirits and fills the belly.


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