Here is what I am loving this week ...

As promised, my thoughts have turned to food ...

October brings the start of scallop season.   Nantucket natives and their Cape neighbors can begin scalloping October 1, while commercial fishermen must wait until November 1.   Bay scallops are smaller, sweeter and often local,  while sea scallops are big and generally commercially farmed.   I adore them both, and below are two of my favorite ways to cook them.

Nantucket Scallop Chowder recipe comes from a 15 year old page torn from Bon Appetit.  It is elegant and delicious and I have made it for a simple Christmas Eve supper.  I am making it this week for an outdoor social distancing covid friendly dinner.  It can be prepared completely ahead, except for cooking and adding the scallops.   

When you have delicious sea scallops, I think simple is best.   My son asked me for my favorite scallop recipe, and I sent him to 
Ina Garten's Scallops Provencal, ready in 10 minutes.

This week, I am also thrilled to say we have a few of the "Salcombe" necklace back in stock.   It is named for the beautiful coastal town in Devon (shown above) ... I was pondering what to name this favorite necklace, when Salcombe Loft House commented on my instagram post.   Destiny!    Now who wants to plan a girls trip to England and stay here ... thinking it's a perfect launching pad to visit all the gardens of Devon ...

Something to aspire to as the days turn shorter ... ahhhh.   Thank you for reading.
Fresh Bay Scallops
are perfect for this chowder
Salcombe Loft House
view from the deck where we will drink wine and eat cheese
Salcombe Loft House 
here we come ...
Sea Scallops being farm raised in Maine 
and how Ina cooks them
Mother Nature shows off her glamorous side with the limited edition "Salcombe" necklace - one of my favorites.   And yes, that's me, and my unretouched neck.   Also wearing the Babe pearl drops.
Two newsletters in two weeks!   Might not keep that one up.   Thank you ALL for your words of encouragement - it means so much!   (Now, what's up next ... send your thoughts ... thank goodness there's always more FOOD)
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