While my friends + fam were anticipating Hurricane Irene’s wrath in the Northeast, I was in sunny, hurricane-free Florida… oh, the beautiful irony! Sunshine, my dear friend and the amazing creative behind Blog Full of Jelly, moved to Sarasota this past spring and I was stoked to finally make a visit down to see her new home. Kelly, a baker at Whole Foods + Philly friend of Sunshine’s, was visiting at the same time so we had a killer trifecta of creative food lovers. We did our share of eating out, but Sunshine upped her wonderful hostess status by making her version of Martha Stewart’s Summer Corn Chowder. I’m glad I had my camera and the beautiful Florida sunlight to shoot our way to a delicious bowl.
And what could make a delicious corn chowder even better… crawfish!
I did a bit of corn kernel removal, but mostly harassed Sunshine w. my camera.
Some of the tiniest, cutest potatoes I ever did see!
Kelly (wo)manned the grill like a champ.
I can handle a gas grill, but she was definitely a pro when it came to charcoal.
BBQ Chicken + Kielbasa right off the grill – a perfect accompaniment to the chowder.
Crawfish + Summer Corn Chowder topped w. bacon + a whole lotta love!
Just got back from an extended Hurricane Irene-free vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Had a killer Greek lunch at El Greco Cafe on Main St. in Sarasota including Saganaki to kick things off. Mmm, melty cheese flambéed w. brandy. Opa!
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