Sunday, October 4, 2009

Flo's Clamcakes

Friday was a picture-perfect day. Blue sky, no wind, and warm, but not hot. Mom and I were a leeetle late going to the studio, but we had a lot to do at the house first. Then she pulled into a parking lot (I jumped up from my seat and stuck my nose out the window - it just smelled sooooo good!) in Island Park, Portsmouth, RI. We drive by here all the time, but on the highway, so I was surprised when we pulled off. I tilted my head and looked at Mom and she said "I have a surprise for you!"
We got out, and as it is quite late in the season, walked right up to the window, where a cheerful girl asked what we would like. "Clamcakes" my Mom said ("What ARE THEY?" I wondered.). At this place in 1938 a hurricane tidal surge sent the waters to the tops of the windows. They had a marker for years showing how high, Mom said, but recently took it down.
When we got the sack of 'clamcakes' (and I will admit that sounds like a pretty ridiculous thing, I mean.. do they have clam frosting?) we walked across the street, where Mom lifted me up on the sea wall, and pointed out OUR house, across the water - HEY! Cool! Then the 'cakes' were cooled off enough for me, and we split 3 of them. Mom took one to the studio to paint (which she never did, ahem, and it's now stinking up the car...) and we broke the other 3 up and lined the pieces up on the seawall for the sea gulls. Mom says they've got to eat, and it's nice to get a treat every once in a while.... Me? I was ready for a nap.


  1. Ohhh I love crabcakes! It was nice to leave some for the sea gulls.

  2. clam cakes!! yummy, they sound delicious!!
    what a fun day.

  3. MMMM! I've never had a crabcake, neither has my moms, but they sound wonderful! Glad you had fun!

  4. Paco, will your Momma adopt me?! Walks on the beach, clam cakes, feeding birdies.... sigh. Heaven!

  5. Clam cakes? I have never had clams before..
    Sounds like a great day!

  6. oh what a wonderful adventure your mom took you on paco!

    i love all of your stories and your family!

  7. Hello there. Nancy and her Fatties sent us here.
    So glad to find another pug blog:-)

    Geroge, Gracie and their Pawsome Mom!