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Shrimp and Corn Chowder with Grilled Cheese
Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
1 large leek
1 lb potatoes
1 quart chicken broth
6 strips of bacon
3 ears of corn or 1 2/3 cups frozen corn
1/2 lb large shrimp
1 3/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
1 pinch chili flakes
Bread of cheese sandwiches and favorite cheese
Butter to spread on the bread
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
To Make:
Cut the ends of the leek and quarter it. Run it under cold water, making sure to get in the cracks so the dirt gets out. 
Peel and dice your potatoes.
Pour chicken broth into a small-medium sized pan and bring to boil.
While that’s getting going, in a large pot, on high heat, add some olive oil and the bacon. Once it’s crisp, use a pair of kitchen tongs to remove onto a paper towel covered plate so the bacon doesn’t get soggy. 
Leave the bacon fat in the pot and add your chopped ingredients to the pot on medium-high heat. Stir often until leeks are softened, about 4 mins.
Add the corn and shrimp. 
Pour in the hot chicken broth and the heavy cream and stir. Add a good pinch of salt, pepper, and chili flakes. 
Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
Blitz with an immersion blender until the consistency is half creamy, half chunky. 
Chop up your bacon slices into bacon bits and sprinkle on top of the soup. 
Grilled Cheese:
Butter each slice of bread with butter.
In a large skillet on medium heat, add the slices of bread butter side down and toast for 1 minute.
Add your desired cheese to the top of the bread and flip one of the slices onto another one, forming a sandwich. Continue frying until golden brown. Flip the entire sandwich over so the other side can be toasted. 
When both sides are golden brown, take off heat and slice down the middle. 
Serve with bowls of the chowder. Enjoy!

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder with Grilled Cheese

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 large leek
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 3 ears of corn or 1 2/3 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 lb large shrimp
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • Bread of cheese sandwiches and favorite cheese
  • Butter to spread on the bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

To Make:

  1. Cut the ends of the leek and quarter it. Run it under cold water, making sure to get in the cracks so the dirt gets out. 
  2. Peel and dice your potatoes.
  3. Pour chicken broth into a small-medium sized pan and bring to boil.
  4. While that’s getting going, in a large pot, on high heat, add some olive oil and the bacon. Once it’s crisp, use a pair of kitchen tongs to remove onto a paper towel covered plate so the bacon doesn’t get soggy. 
  5. Leave the bacon fat in the pot and add your chopped ingredients to the pot on medium-high heat. Stir often until leeks are softened, about 4 mins.
  6. Add the corn and shrimp. 
  7. Pour in the hot chicken broth and the heavy cream and stir. Add a good pinch of salt, pepper, and chili flakes. 
  8. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Blitz with an immersion blender until the consistency is half creamy, half chunky. 
  10. Chop up your bacon slices into bacon bits and sprinkle on top of the soup. 

Grilled Cheese:

  1. Butter each slice of bread with butter.
  2. In a large skillet on medium heat, add the slices of bread butter side down and toast for 1 minute.
  3. Add your desired cheese to the top of the bread and flip one of the slices onto another one, forming a sandwich. Continue frying until golden brown. Flip the entire sandwich over so the other side can be toasted. 
  4. When both sides are golden brown, take off heat and slice down the middle. 

Serve with bowls of the chowder. Enjoy!

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HILDEGAR VON BINGEN’S CREAMY ZUCCHINI SOUP
2 lbs zucchini, unpeeled and thickly sliced
3 tbsps oil
4 cups water
1 tbsp heavy cream
mint leaves for garnish
galingale, salt, pepper to taste
Sauté the zucchini slices in the oil. Season with the galingale, 
salt, and pepper. Add the water and cook for about 15 minutes. 
Purée the mixture in a blender or food processor. Return to pot 
and heat gently. When ready to serve, add the cream and garnish 
with the mint leaves.
image source: VeganChronicle
recipe source: From Saint Hildegard’s Kitchen: Foods of Health, Foods of Joy, by Jany Fournier-Rosset (1999) 

yummmm…. :)

HILDEGAR VON BINGEN’S CREAMY ZUCCHINI SOUP

2 lbs zucchini, unpeeled and thickly sliced

3 tbsps oil

4 cups water

1 tbsp heavy cream

mint leaves for garnish

galingale, salt, pepper to taste

Sauté the zucchini slices in the oil. Season with the galingale, 

salt, and pepper. Add the water and cook for about 15 minutes. 

Purée the mixture in a blender or food processor. Return to pot 

and heat gently. When ready to serve, add the cream and garnish 

with the mint leaves.

image source: VeganChronicle

recipe source: From Saint Hildegard’s Kitchen: Foods of Health, Foods of Joy, by Jany Fournier-Rosset (1999) 

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I am in Love with this, it is so precious.

I have a love note or two…thinking im going to try this SOON!

DIY KEG…
OUT OF A WATERMELON!!!
Best thing ever, Totally trying this…

DIY KEG…

OUT OF A WATERMELON!!!

Best thing ever, Totally trying this…

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I am obsessed with wood/wood pallets and when I saw this bed on Pinterest a while back I fell in LOVE, this will be my bed one day. :)
—& I LOVE the accents, all the old furniture and the rustic troff? bath tub? love!

(stole this pic)

I am obsessed with wood/wood pallets and when I saw this bed on Pinterest a while back I fell in LOVE, this will be my bed one day. :)

—& I LOVE the accents, all the old furniture and the rustic troff? bath tub? love!

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