craving corn

craving corn

9 months out of the year, i would promise you that i don't like corn. something happens come september, however. i move from craving watermelon and strawberries to corn and sweet potatoes. i love to listen to my cravings, as i know we were created to eat seasonally (and locally). my cravings tell me so! so as odd as i feel it is, i've been craving corn. and just in time for it start arriving in our weekly csa box. thank youuu!

soooo, last night i made corn chowder! i adapted it from martha's recipe, below is my version:

ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb chopped (since it was in our csa box!)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups veggie stock
  • 2 ears yellow corn, kernels removed
  • 5 ounces small fingerling potatoes, chopped
  • 1 small chili, chopped (use bell pepper if you don't like the heat)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (i use this, half/half will also work)
  • 2 tbs olive oil

directions:

1) add onions, celery, thyme, fennel and salt and pepper to stockpot; cook over medium-low heat until translucent, about 8 minutes. add stock and bring to a boil.

2) reduce heat to medium and add corn, potatoes, and chile; cook until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. remove and discard thyme. add coconut creamer, and simmer until soup is hot.

do you have any new cravings or favorite corn recipes? please share with us!

images: martha stewart's summer corn chowder

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