This recipe was invented by my genius cooking friend Tommy. I make it over and over, just so I can tell guests the name.
Serves eight or more.
1 loaf of Tuscan bread, or sourdough, or other round loaf
4 oz. softened butter
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Italian herb mixture (oregano, basil, thyme, whatever)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
I have now had my little camp at Lazy Point for five years. Five years, long enough for the clams in my secret clam bed to mature and become sustenance. Long enough for me to learn what I need and don’t need to make time spent out there worthwhile, restorative, contemplative.