Clam Chowder with Saffron
1 cup clam broth
30g bacon, diced (crispy pork)
50g onions, minced
40g celery, diced, parboiled
25g carrots, diced, parboiled
100g potatoes, small cubes,parboiled
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup cream or milk
2 tablespoon flour
Black pepper to taste
- Wash and soak clams(500g) in salted water for at least half an hour. Add one cup of water to cook the clams.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Fry the bacon with the onions. Add in the vegetables. Stir in the flour and cream. Add in the clam juice and chicken broth.. Heat, but do not boil.
- Add a pinch of saffron and stir in the clam flesh. Stir the soup until the it reaches the right consistency.
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
An elderly member of my AG group went home to the Lord last Saturday. Pastors and church members have been visiting him since he was hospitalized for cancer treatment. The late Mr L accepted Christ in 2011.
Despite being a new believer, Mr L was faithful and believed in God's promises till his last breath. On our last visit to the hospital, we sang his favorite hymns, "I Don't Know About Tomorrow" and "All the Way My Savior leads me". There was no fear of death in Mr L. He had a calm and serene demeanor. He was ready and waiting for his Savior to bring him home, to the Glory Land.
At his wake, his sons delivered a touching eulogy about him being a good and loving husband, a caring and supportive father, a kind and doting grandfather and an officer and a gentleman (The late Mr L served in the navy). The son also read an email he had received from Mr L. The son was working in Manila then when Mr L had just accepted Christ. In his email addressed to his children, he urged his children to receive Christ, and reiterated that it was not a rush decision he made to become a Christian. He had understood perfectly the key verses of the book of Romans after several sessions with the church pastor.
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jews, then to the Gentle"
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus"
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according his purpose."