In the heart of Canton Busch’s Fresh Food Market has opened it’s latest store. The hubs and I had the opportunity to attend the soft opening on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Probably a little far for this Detroit girl to go for groceries some may think, but Busch’s Fresh Food Market isn’t just any grocery store, it’s an emporium providing the shopper with a grocery experience.
Busch’s Fresh Food Market is committed to local farmer’s and local companies showcasing the best Michigan has to offer.
Supporting local business’s especially Michigan farmers is a cause close to my heart. I was taught charity starts at home. Buying local is the best way to achieve farm to table freshness.
Busch’s Fresh Market is such a fun foodie experience. Not very many markets have a full service restaurant on-site. Nor have I ever seen fresh sushi being made right before my eyes.
Fresh fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors, fresh baked bakery goodies, gourmet local foods, freshly made sushi, an on site restaurant, friendly smiling staff…. Busch’s Fresh Market was so ahhhhmazing, the hubs and I walked every aisle at least twice.
My task while taking in the sites of the store was to find inspiration to come up with an original recipe of my own. What would inspire me? Would I make a chicken or fish dish? Maybe a dessert? What about an appetizer? My possibilities were endless, but in the end after viewing 4 count em 4 different kinds of sweet potatoes/yams I decided to make my Grandma’s Spring Sweet Potato Chowder.
This Spring Sweet Potato Chowder is hearty and a great way to get your kiddos to eat veggies. A bit labor intensive because of all of the chopping it’s definitely worth the extra effort once you taste it.
Pictured below are all of my ingredients which include:
Pancetta, chicken broth, basil, yams, onion, cilantro, butter, corn-on-the-cob, ham, red bell pepper, spinach, crescent rolls, heavy cream,
Please note, I was taught to cook by my Grandma Kitty. Like my Grandma, I cook for the soul enjoyment and pleasure of my friends and family. I rarely measure the ingredients, I just have a feel for how much I choose to add. When peeling sweet potato’s which are usually large and misshapen ALWAYS use a potato peeler, it will make your life so much easier. Once the potato’s are peeled place them in cold water.
Chop 1 large onion and 1 red bell pepper
In a large pot on low heat add 1/4 stick of butter, then add onions and peppers
While the veggies are sweating on low heat, cut up potatoes and place potatoes in large pot covered in water on medium heat
Rough chop cilantro and basil and add too peppers and onions
Add chopped ham to veggies
Cut corn off of the cob and add to the other ingredients along with 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Please note when shucking corn do so under cold water, this helps get rid of all of the silk string. Also cut corn inside a bowl.
cook pancetta in a skillet or the microwave until crispy and then add to veggies
Spoon potatoes and water into the veggie pot and let simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Serve with crusty bread or crispy salad toppings.
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