Lunch and shopping in Oxbow12:40 AM Monday May 31, 2021 |

May 28, 2021

Traditionally, clam chowder is thick and starchy because of the potatoes but I don’t like it that way. I prefer the soup to be creamy but not starchy. I want to see whole clams in my bowl and not finely chopped. Hog Island ticks those two boxes. Lately, their soup is lacking in deliciousness but I still like it, I just wish the restaurant reviews the recipe. Maybe it needs a dash of this and a pinch of that.
Clam Chowder
I like oysters but I don’t eat just any oyster. I don’t touch huge ones and those found in buffet restaurants. I also don’t buy from the seafood market. I don’t order oysters not because they are on the menu. I am only confident eating those from Via Mare Restaurant in Manila, and from Hog Island here in Northern California.
ECY AND Me Oxbow
After lunch we have some extra time to explore the specialty stores at Oxbow Market. Books are special to have. Let’s continue buying and reading them.
bookshop in Oxbow
Kunwari he also reads
ECY bookstore
Cherries are nostalgic to Edmund’s friend Pong. He asked me to take a photo so he could send to Pong.
fresh cherries
Amish popcorn
Amish popcorn
I’ve been to Oxbow many times in the past several years. It’s such a relaxing market to visit. Small specialty stores appeal to me.
Oxbow, fresh fruits

WINES, Oxbow Market

Oxbow, rhum

I got stuck infront of this store. Na-traffic ako! I must have spent at least 20 minutes nakatunganga dito sa mga French provincial table cloths. The colors were so vibrant and I couldn’t decide which one would suit my color motif at home.

Fench table covers
I was relieved when I saw the label, Made in France
French provincial table cloth
I almost bought this green color. Sa haba ng prusisyon, sa blue rin ako bumagsak.

green table cloth

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