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Southwest Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

Autumn days are as good as it gets, with warmish daytime weather, leaves in their last gasp of green, soon crisping into oranges, yellows and reds set against impossibly blue skies. Chilly evenings follow the days with those brassy disc moons – so great for sleeping, and for warming up with soup, steaming hot, delivering … Full recipe post »

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

My oh my, – pass the napkins, please! I’ve eaten a lot of corn in my day, but never have I ever before savored such a decked-out, delicious ear. My friend and fellow food lover, Pat Shure — a retired University of Michigan math department lecturer — sent me the recipe. How could I pass this up, especially with … Full recipe post »

Roasted Corn & Barley Salad

I have a serious hankering for sweet Michigan corn. Local growers report our cooler than average July translated to delayed gratification for us corn lovers; corn requires a warm summer sun to ripen.  But the patience and hard work of Michigan farmers is paying off. Local corn is making its appearance at markets, roadside stands … Full recipe post »

Corn & Tomato Farrosotto

Debbie Swartz is a wise person; I’m lucky she’s my friend. And — as all good and wise friends do — she helps me maintain a healthy perspective. If I bemoan, for instance, my inability to secure the button on the waistline of my favorite shorts after the previous night’s cherry pie pig-out, she cocks … Full recipe post »

Corn & Coconut Salad

The corn, the corn, we can’t escape the corn. But who’d want to? Corn, about now, is as good as it gets, and will vanish before you know it. I spend a great deal of shopping time in early Fall inspecting ears of corn at outdoor stands and in grocer’s bins. This one has fat yellow … Full recipe post »

Southwest Roasted Potato & Corn Salad

Here’s a recipe that would be a great side dish for almost anything hot off the grill. Particularly items with Southwestern flavors, like the Firecracker Flank Steak I will prepare for the Fourth of July. This salad is all I’ll require for a side dish, as it bundles a potato and vegetable salad together. Its … Full recipe post »

Easy Southwest Corn Sheaths

My favorite way of eating corn is when I insert my knife deeply into the cooked cob, then slide the blade down, so that the corn is removed from the cob in a long sheaths, instead of individual kernels. Sometimes the cob obliges (esp. at this time of the year, when corn is juicy and … Full recipe post »

Fresh Corn Salad

Back in the seventies, I had a girlfriend who was a bona fide groupie with the Allman Brothers Band. To her parents utter horror, she dropped out of high school to follow the band around the country. Then came the Grateful Dead groupie (aka “Deadhead”) phenomenon. My brother postponed college to follow Jerry Garcia and … Full recipe post »

An Elderly Weber Grill Repurposed into an Outdoor Bar Cart (plus a bushel of tomato, squash & corn recipes)

What do you get when you cross a 26-year-old Weber grill frame with boards, leftover deck paint, galvanized screen, and rope? A party on a bar cart! Just in time for the Labor Day weekend. We got the idea from daughter, Greta. She’s developing a line of bar carts to complement her Coleman (bar) stools. Richard and I … Full recipe post »

Corn Pudding with Cheddar and Bacon

I’ll start with the disclaimers: The following recipe is subject to family discretion. It contains ingredient materials (such as butter, cream and bacon) which may be offensive to some viewers. It also contains canned cream corn along with the fresh, which I once tried omitting. The result lacked the familiar creamy texture that my family … Full recipe post »

Fried Green Tomatoes with a Tomato-Corn Relish

I’ve leftover relish from yesterday’s Grilled White Fish with Tomato-Caper recipe. I spy fat green tomatoes hanging heavy on the vine and am confident the leftover relish would be superb with the classic Southern specialty, Fried Green Tomatoes. I only have a several tablespoons of the relish left, so I blanched an ear of corn to bolster … Full recipe post »

Southwest Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini is one vegetable that never lets me down, especially in winter months. I rarely have trouble locating zucchini that’s reasonably fresh in most markets in town. Finding decent corn is a bit “iffy,” but feel free to substitute frozen corn (thawed and well-drained) in this recipe. I found this recipe for a Southwest version … Full recipe post »

Potato-Corn Chowder with Sausage

Low-fat, easily thrown together soups can easily be created with ingredients picked up at roadside stands. I didn’t add cream or add flour-butter roux to thicken this batch; the fresh flavor of September corn and thickening power of lightly smashed potatoes was plenty satisfying. As well, these freshly dug, thin-skinned white potatoes did not need … Full recipe post »

Shrimp & Corn Salad

Life is full of regrets. If only I’d resurrected Madonna’s broken toe shoes from the dumpster behind Waterman Gym circa 1976 (I could have sold them on eBbay for a fortune today.) If only I’d gone to Chef School at the Culinary Institute when I’d had the chance. If only I’d replaced that last can … Full recipe post »

Chopped Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle-Corn Dressing

Congratulations soon-to-be graduates! In a few short weeks, University of Michigan and Eastern University seniors will be tossing their caps into the clouds, soon followed by local high schools grads. At this time of the year, I turn to recipes suitable for graduation parties —recipes as hard-working and deserving of accolades as these students. This … Full recipe post »