Corn Chowder and My Fridge

Sweetcorn Chowder

I don’t really get much of a chance to work from home anymore ,even though the commute to London is a bit of a hassle I have really loved being part of a team again especially being part of the tea round . Working from home today meant on my 50 trips to the fridge for milk for my tea I had a good chance to contemplate my fridge door quite by coincidence A Wee Bit of Cooking (one of my most read blogs) is running a competition for readers to post pictures of their fridge doors so here is mine and a few notes of explanation .

My fridge door

I am not massively into fridge magnets, I once lived with someone who collected 3D magnets that fell off every time you opened or closed the fridge door , the guilt at breaking such precious things remains with me. I have also had those magnetic poetry on my fridge but I found it meant the fridge door was very hard to keep clean and eventually these began to rust onto the fridge.

I like the little hand magnets I have now and they do actually hold things onto the fridge though I have no recollection how I came to own them .

Clockwise from the top left hand corner

  • Photo of two snails meeting on a leaf . I took this photo in a wood near Gloucester and it was on the first card I gave my boyfriend , he still has a copy on his fridge too.
  • ” Asylum for Teaching Young Females Household Work” , this fridge magnet plaque is a witty reference to my lack of natural housework abilities .
  • Fungi Photo , another photo I took . I am never happier than kneeling in leaf mould getting shots of tiny fungi and flora. I do also forage a lot for wild food , which often end up in the fridge for cooking
  • Photo of the lovely boyfriend and I on holiday , we are seperated by a hundred miles or so in the week , this is so I don’t forget what he looks like.
  • Turkish evil eye , this charm wards off evil …. scary things can live in fridges . If you have seen Ghostbusters or my vegetable drawer after a weekend away you will know what I mean.
  • Thank you card was from my former work colleagues who I left just a few months or what feels like a hundred lifetimes ago , it there to remind me not to lost touch.

Enough about my fridge this a food blog & working from home also meant the chance for some breif cooking at lunchtime. Two small corn on the cob in the aforementioned vege-drawer which I had planned to devour freshly steamed and dripping in butter where a little dried up. Cursing my wastefulness I decided to turn them into soup from very few ingredients and a little internet research I made a large bowl of corn chowder which turned out creamy and delicious though I am sure not authentic

Corn Chowder
Fresh corn from two small corn on the cob
1/2 pint of vegetable stock
1 spring onion finely chopped
1/2 pint of milk

  1. Simmer togther the corn , spring onion and vegetable stock for 15 minutes
  2. Blend together and simmer for a further 10 minutes this brings the starch out of the corn and thickens the soup.
  3. Add the milk and serve with fresh chives or parsley
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2 Responses to Corn Chowder and My Fridge

  1. Wendy says:

    Love it! Especially the fungi photo. It’s gorgeous. 🙂

  2. Wendy says:

    PS Are you joining in the competition? If yes, could you send me the photo please. 🙂

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