Tonight @ 8pm: fried rice, featuring the last kumquat! March 17, 2008

Filed under: corn,fried rice,golden natural foods,kumquat,leftovers,seaweed,spring — insomnisnack @ 9:29 pm

This one is an old favorite! First I scrambled an egg in a little olive oil, and added about 3-4 cups steamed rice. Then frozen veggies from GNF. Finished this dish off with soy sauce, a couple dashes of sesame oil and, MmmM! Since I used sesame oil, I added shredded seasoned seaweed for more yumminess. Gonna be great leftovers!!

fried rice with broccoli and corn


corn chowder with lobster medallions February 12, 2008

Filed under: corn,food,lobster,potatoes,soups — insomnisnack @ 12:03 am

Mmm! I haven’t made soup in a while, and this was delicious. Can’t wait to have it for lunch tomorrow! You can of course make this with cream, but I pureed half of the soup and then added it back to the pot for a sense-of-cream. I had a hunch for a recipe, and it was quite short.  Now that I think of it, you might always have a similar group of ingredients, which means a lovely chowder is often right around the corner!

large onion
salt, course black pepper, cayenne
2 cups corn
4 potatoes, cubed
4 cups vegetable stock

…and of course – lobster!

I softened the onions in butter and olive oil for about five minutes then added the potatoes for another eight to ten minutes. Finally, the corn. Talk about quick! I parboiled the lobster tail, sliced it into rings, and browned them in butter.



guest star tamales September 30, 2007

Filed under: blueberries,chiles,chocolate,corn,food,kale,nectarine,tamales — insomnisnack @ 10:40 pm

These were twice inspired (and you’re both in PA). The first one is “curly’s kale, corn and queso tamales” (not the sum of ingredients, but I wanted to capitalize on the alliteration). I wanted to make an extra special kale tidbit (even better that it lives in a cozy wrapper!) to honor dear, sweet Larisa who is the sole reason I’m blogging at all, and the curliest kale I know. ❤ The second is “shauna-shortcake mixed fruit tamales.” Shauna, I will not disclose the meaning of your nickname, but if I may tell a side story…I visited Shauna (& Skimmy) in LA many years ago, and during that trip we went to a food stand. ‘Member? It could have been free standing in a neighborhood, or at the farmers market. Anyway, we had dessert tamales with fruit and white chocolate inside. (!) I think of that experience often. So when I was thinking fruit, creme and dough I thought, “shortcake” and therefore, Shauna. Now that I’m finished with the back story, here’s the savory one in prep. The filling consists of kale, green onion, jack cheese, corn, shredded squash, and green chiles.

kale corn queso tamales

And the finished plate (The Tomatoes shown on vacation):

kale corn queso tamales with chiles, green onions and Tomatoes

The dessert tamales have cinnamon sugar in the dough, and blueberries, nectarine, and extra dark organic chocolate inside. shortcakes mixed fruit tamales

and here is the finished version with crème fraîche and dutch cocoa dusting.

shortcakes mixed fruit tamales with Crème fraîche and cocoa