It's that time of year, when fresh corn is still plentiful but wont be for long. So hubby went to one of the Farms in the area and bought some more corn. Eating corn on the cob is always a treat but corn as an ingredient in salads and soups takes it up a notch. Thanks to Katya for pinning her recipe for Summer Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder, our fresh farm corn was highlighted in a beautiful chowder.
Living in the Waterloo region means we're treated to an abundance of fresh produce. The corn is the best I've ever tasted. Ripe corn has such beautiful colour, and there's just something about a corn field that begs a deep breath and a moment or two to ponder. Oh and corn mazes are always super fun for the kids. There's so much to love about corn.
Get your cutting board out and get ready to do some chopping. Yes, this chowder will require a fair bit of chopping, but other than that it's a piece of cake, and my daughter who has a pretty discerning palate for a 9 year old gave it an 11 out of 10. This one is definitely worth the time and effort. You'll have a delicious, healthy and hearty soup within an hour.
I recommend doing all your chopping before you start to cook, that way you'll be able to toss in the ingredients as needed. Using a dutch oven or large pot, start by browning the bacon and then add your chopped celery, carrot, onion, crushed garlic, and thyme. Followed by chopped Russet potato.
OK so maybe that wasn't the best part. The very best part is ladling your finished product into bowls and eating it. I promise.
Farm Fresh Corn Chowder
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