Grilled Corn Chowder

Grilled Corn Chowder from PasstheSushi.com

I had a rant about #sharkweek, a rant about the weather, and a rant about the bookshelf I purchased and finally assembled that I think just doesn’t fit in… I am not sure I can return it. Oh noes. But then I finished a great novel last night, The Alloy of Law, and am spiraling down a deep dark nerdy path this morning looking up new books by favorite authors and watching fan made trailers. Which I didn’t know existed until twenty five minutes ago. Some were ok (and kind of have me craving a not craptastic Zac Snyder stylized […]

Chile and Corn Chowder & a BigKitchen Le Creuset Giveaway

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Our final Soup Kitchen Monday is here! I’m kind of sad about this one, as my inner obsession with soup really made itself known during the last 13 weeks. We’re going out with a bang though! The wonderful people over at BigKitchen worked some Christmas magic, and were able to send me a beautiful Le Creuset French Oven to whip up these classic soups and stews for you while I was running the Soup Kitchen. Talk about making the holidays cherry and bright! The French Oven has pretty much replaced all of my old stock pots, except for that giant over-sized one that I use […]

Whiskey-Glazed Pork Chops & Corn Chowder Mac n’ Cheese

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Did you know what you wanted to be when you were a kid? Did you have dreams of being a fireman or an astronaut? When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a marine biologist in the worst way. It wasn’t a ‘kind of sort of I’d like to do that someday’. I simply knew I wanted to be a marine biologist. I loved science of all sorts, but I have always been fascinated by the water. Even as a child, I thought it was really neat that we didn’t know all of the mysterious creatures that were hanging out […]

Thai Corn Chowder

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I held out about as long as I could, but it’s officially winter here. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit and it’s not really winter – but it might as well be. The weather is cold, the leaves are brown, my finger’s went numb on our bike ride yesterday and we’ve already had snow. As far as I’m concerned, that’s winter. So we’ll rejoice in the good things about winter – and our favorite part? The comfort food. I never realized how much of a soup and stew addict I was until I started this blog. I have already wiped […]

Almost Meatless Monday with Salmon Chowder

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As part of being more health and environment conscious in 2011, I am going to incorporate fish into our diet once a week. I am aware that there is much more I need to research – baby steps – but maybe, with gradual changes here and there, this household of carnivorous will even try a meatless Monday. Smoked-Salmon Chowder Recipe from Time for Dinner by “Pilar Guzmán, Jenny Rosenstrach, and Alanna Stang ” Seen on Project Foodie active time: 15 minutes| total time: 30 minutes | serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 medium leeks (white and light green […]

Summer Sweet Corn Chowder

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You know what would make Ikea really amazing? If it was in the tiniest building ever. The rooms are all designed for small efficient living and yet the building its all hosted in is a labyrinth of winding halls. I know this is not a feasible idea, but wouldn’t it really seal the deal on the magic of Ikea if the building was even tiny?   So yeah, we went to Ikea the other day for who knows what (because by the time we got there, we couldn’t remember why we had to go). They did the smartest thing I […]