now and

(every) now and again

Occasionally; sometimes. I don't travel often, but every now and again I just need to get away from the city. My mom has sweets now and again but mostly eats only healthy foods.
See also: again, and, now

now and

again/then
Occasionally.
See also: and, now
References in classic literature ?
In the dusky evening light and stillness--for the sun had gone now and the wind had altogether fallen-this inverted yellow face was anything but a tranquilising object to discover suddenly a couple of yards away.
So they played Robin Hood all the afternoon, now and then casting a yearning eye down upon the haunted house and passing a remark about the morrow's pros- pects and possibilities there.
You urge me to try a chance, to marry you now and trust to luck for it to come out right.
Says longtime Democratic strategist Donna Brazile about the decision to back Moseley Braun, "I understand why NOW and the [National] Women's Political Caucus wanted to make a statement.
Last winter she railed against the notion of liberal bias in the media, arguing in The Boston Globe that leaders of the tiny (600-member) Independent Women's Forum (IWF), a conservative women's group, appear on talk shows and the op-ed pages of major newspapers regularly, while NOW and FMF leaders don't.
Mainstream media are generally sympathetic to the NOW and FMF plat forms.
How far, how long, how high, what's there now and why.
Our involvement with Cure Autism Now and experience in this therapeutic area has afforded us a unique understanding of the daily challenges and needs faced by families living with autism," says Dr.
Slack, Chief Executive Officer of Castle Dental, said, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Bright Now and its investor group.