Hot soups are for cold weather comfort. Chilled soups, like this Fresh Corn Vichyssoise, are for days when it’s too hot to even consider dining alfresco. So sit under your ceiling fan in your air-conditioned home and enjoy a simple make ahead soup featuring summer corn. Continue reading →
Cooking doesn’t always need to involve heat. Chopping, tossing and blending are all easy methods of cool food preparation, with no flame in sight. The work of a good blender is the only electricity involved in making this refreshing summer soup featuring just-picked basil and chilled buttermilk. Continue reading →
Sadly, we are nearing the end of fresh corn season here in Richmond. People have favorites : white vs. yellow, the elusive Silver Queen vs. Supersweet, but even mediocre ears of corn are satisfying with a slather of good butter and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Sometimes it’s too darn hot to cook. You’re famished but a hot meal doesn’t appeal. A visit to the Saturday farmer’s market fills you with resolve to turn your purchases into something besides the obvious chopped salad of colorful, crunchy bits. There’s your pile – now what? Continue reading →