Dairy Free Corn Chowda

I have many posts to share  – and quickly – as the summer produce transitions into fall.  As mentioned in previous notes, here in Napa we are finding the last of heirloom tomatoes, corn and pears…along with new crops of pumpkins, apples and figs.  At the St Helena Farmers’ Market, I bought some of the sweetest corn I have had all ‘summer’ from Long Meadow Ranch.  As the weather provides a bit of chill in the air, I thought it was time for soup.  And so this version of corn chowder was born…

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Support Your Local Farmers

Laddie Hall - Long Meadow Ranch

Laddie Hall – Long Meadow Ranch

Most of you know this is my favorite time of year because…our farmers’ markets are open again!  I feel like its Christmas in the Napa valley four times a week.  The bounty of produce is just beginning to bloom, but there are already so many marvelous gems ripe for the picking.  Fresh greens, luscious apricots and cherries, and herbs to cultivate in our own gardens.

How else do I love thee?  Let me count the ways…

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