these clams were different from the other batch in that these are prettier - the shell and the meat are yellowish, and the brown lines on the shell make for a pretty pattern. they're more lively too. when i bought them they were spitting water at unsuspecting passers by at the market.
things were kind of decided for me: i had half a day-old baguette that won't be any good at all tomorrow, so i thought i'd make some soup to dunk it in. i was thinking maybe cold tomato soup, but when i passed by the market i saw these pretty clams so i thought, well, clams in soup, maybe asian spicy style. but the stall where i buy herbs was out of cilantro, so i bought broad-leafed parsley and dill instead, and onion. when i got home i found out that i ran out of chicken stock, so i just dumped half a bottle of white wine in it. i really should learn how to cook properly.