As I mentioned on this here blog a few weeks ago, the Southern husband and I are doing a one bowl supper once a week these days. The bowl (which is actually usually a plate but bowl sounds SO much cozier), has to contain a protein, a whole grain, a colorful veggie, a green veggie and some kind of interesting topping. It has us both debating and trying all kinds of combos we’ve never tried before…in this case tuna with brown rice and roasted fennel and baby carrots and candied pecans and a few other things…and we feel all healthy and delicious while we are eating. Win, win, win.
I’m finally starting to believe that the Long Winter of 2014 might actually, really, potentially be over. My mom’s daffodils are finally up. I can see little tiny buds on our cherry tree. The 12 foot mound of snow that has been in our driveway for months has melted into nothing. And so visions of spring veggies are dancing in my head…and in this particular vision, they are nestled into a creamy risotto with a poached egg melting into the whole thing. That’s a good vision, right? Let’s make it a reality.
This fresh and lovely little chowder was actually on my list to share with you next summer. The way this blog works is that I cook and take pictures almost every day…but I only post three times a week. Believe it or not, I already have almost a full summers-worth of recipes lined up for you. So once I finished figuring out this chowder recipe, I was going to park it on the back burner for next summer…until my friend Dennis saw my notes for it on my kitchen counter, and said (and this is a direct quote): “GET THIS POSTED, GIRL!” And because I try and always do what Dennis says, I bumped something else out of the way and here I am with what I am now fondly thinking of as Summertime 2013 (not 2014!) Shrimp Chowder.
I am a devoted soup lover, and most of the year, my soup needs to be of the piping hot variety, with actual tendrils of steam curling up in the air. But sometime in the sultry weeks of July and August my soup loyalties shift, and I’m on the prowl for cool and simple soups.Read More & Get the Recipe
Chicken and dumplings, how do I love thee? More ways than there would be room to list in this post, that’s for sure. And while one of the reasons I love it so is that chicken and dumplings is a warm and hearty comfort food, and that heartiness used to keep this in the ColdRead More & Get the Recipe