Sweet Corn

Few foods epitomize North America in the way that corn, or maize, does. Called mahiz by the indigenous peoples, meaning ‘that which sustains us,’ corn was considered one of the vital ‘three sisters’ of their food supply, the other two being winter squash and beans. Corn is the most widely grown crop in the world,…

Summer Corn Chowder

Summer’s best flavors in one pot! This recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the short, sweet season of farm fresh corn-on-the-cob. Ingredients: · 4 ears fresh sweet corn, husked and silks removed and kernels cut from cob · 2 Tbsp butter · 2 slices bacon, chopped · 1 medium yellow onion chopped · 1/8 cup all-purpose flour…

Summer Bean Salad

Ingredients: · 3 cups cooked Garbanzo beans · 1 can corn · 3 carrots, grated · 1 small kohlrabi, peeled and grated · 1 cup snap peas, sliced · 1/2 cup kalamata olives · 3 garlic scapes, thinly sliced · 1/4 cup kalamata brine · Juice of 1 lemon · 1 Tbs olive oil · Matouks hot sauce, to taste · Garlic Chili oil, to taste · Fresh…

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Ingredients: • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise • 1/4 cup (60ml) sour cream or Mexican crema • 1/2 cup (110g) finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, plus more for serving • 1/2 teaspoon ancho or guajillo chili powder, plus more for serving • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon) • 1/4 cup finely…

Basic Stir-fry

Remember always start your rice or noodles cooking first, then it will be ready when the stir-fry is done. Make your sauce. Choose a bottled variety for ease or try one of my favorites: Stir ½ C orange juice, ¼ C soy sauce, 2 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs water, 1 Tbs grated ginger, 1 Tbs…

Summer Chickpea Salad

A simply delicious hot summer’s day salad! Make ahead and refrigerate for an easy meal. Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chickpeas 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups corn kernels 2 cups cherry tomatoes or tomatoes, quartered 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or scallions 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper…

Harvest Hues

We are in the middle of the bountiful weeks of harvest! Crates of corn, potatoes, onions, peppers and tomatoes quickly fill to the brim.

Jalapeno Cornbread

If using fresh jalapeños, taste test them first. Some jalapeños can be very hot and some can be as mild as bell peppers. If you get scorching chiles, you may want to scale back a bit. If they are too mild, taste the seeds, if there’s heat in the seeds, make sure you use the…