During my breastfeeding sessions I have been watching quite a bit of daytime television as you can imagine. My favourite shows are the Marylin Dennis show and the Chew. They really inspire me to cook up some delicious meals that are a little bit of a break from our routine and definitely more seasonal. The Chew and the chef and TV personality Daphne Oz inspired me to change up my tuna salad a bit. I usually add lemon juice, mayo, carrot and celery. She adds apple, curry and raisins and I thought it must be delicious! You could easily substitute chicken for tuna, especially any leftover chicken you might have will work.
Summer is here in full swing and the fresh, local produce is available and abundant. Tomatoes, pickles, peppers, zucchini flowers which I love in quesadillas, cherries, berries, peaches and pears. Soon we will have gorgeous apples. But for now I am trying to focus on corn. Corn is the sweetest and the juiciest now. I love it simply boiled quickly, served with lime and chilli butter or fresh in a potato salad. I love it in corn cakes or a Mexican lasagna. Best of all, a corn chowder where not only you use the kernels but also you flavour the broth with the cobs for a deeper and more fragrant flavour profile. In this recipe chipotle pepper gives it a bit of a kick but not too much. It has a perfect amount of spice and sweetness.