Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Zucchini Corn Chowder and Autumn Settles In

I made a huge pot of zucchini corn chowder for the shelter this morning.  I used the corn and zucchini that I bought in Ohio and some frozen chicken stock I had made previously.  It's a very easy soup.  Just saute' some onions and celery in oil.  Add corn and diced zucchini.  Add chicken stock and S&P.  Add 1 bay leaf. I added some chicken demi glaze for a more intense flavor.  Towards the end of cooking, parboil some pasta shells and add them to the soup just before serving.
 The garden is looking spindly and winding down.

 Though the tomatillas are going gangbusters.

 I did not get much from my corn or sunflowers.

 The ferns are turning brown.

 Soon this view will be much more colorful!

 Teddy always waits for me to return from the garden.  The stones are cool!

 My morning harvest.  Homegrown celery is one of the best things I grow!