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Mainly creative menus and recipes (usually healthy) and always from scratch with tips for party planning, theme parties, weddings and decorating tips so you can give swank parties or dinners to delight your guests from a part time caterer, owner/operator of a coming soon Entree Vous, but mainly a cook and eater who grows much of her own food and loves to laugh.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Crab Cakes, Corn and Crab Chowder

Bushels of corn coming in and what to do you cook other than corn on the cob? Well, we've had boiled corn on the cob, roasted corn on the cob, and a few nights ago we made a corn and crab chowder that turned out great.
The recipe is on the website because I want to document what I did. Swank Recipes Link It was a great combination of flavors. We also need to make the corn, black bean and roasted pepper salad. It's great too.

We made a quick trip up to Norfolk for a big 90th birthday party for my father-in-law. We collectively agreed on crab cakes as a main course, partly because it is a perfect accompaniment to summer vegetables and second, everyone on the family loves them. So we showed up to cook them dinner starting with crab cakes and served with corn on the cob, butter beans, new potatoes, green beans, cucumbers and a huge bouquet of sunflowers, all from the garden (well, not the crab). And for dessert we made a chocolate cake with a mocha mousse filling and a chocolate ganache icing. We had enough leftover ganache to make a few chocolate truffles too.
I didn't get pictures of the food but I did get a picture of the flowers we brought and thought you might enjoy.

Until next time, enjoy the fruits of your garden!


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