3 Bs: Bisque , Business and Backyard


My spouse texted me today to inform me he was going to put away the patio furniture.  I wanted to have one meal on the finished deck. I know the weather is changing, but we worked our asses off over the summer on that  deck. I deserved one meal that was not surrounded with flaking paint, mounds of sanding dust, stain samples, and pressure washer cords. I texted back “Hold off- one last meal”. I present you with this warm your bones corn “bisque”. My spouse the chef says I can’t call it bisque cause it’s not smooth, but I cooked it, so its bisque. You want corn chowder; check out this amazing delicious post. Then feel free to scroll down and look at the transformation of my amazing deck.


  • Jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 small onion or one large one, chopped
  • 5cups fresh corn kernels
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 small orange bell pepper (any color will do)
  • Basil  leaves, for serving
  • 1 pound Shrimp
  • Herbn’ Farm NW: Pike Place Herbs

Directions: In a blender, pulse the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno and stir occasionally, until tender eight to 10 minutes. Add the shucked corn, cups of coconut milk, Herbn’ Farm NW: Pike Place Herbs, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the corn is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove one and half cups of corn from the pot and use a handheld immersion blender to puree the soup, adjusting the consistency with more coconut milk as necessary.   Season the shrimp with Herbn’ Farm NW: Pike Place Herbs. Place in pot and let cook five to six minutes until shrimp are pink.

Herbn’ Farm NW: Pike Place Herbs You need to get some of this. I would say vegetable seasoning would do and it will, but this herb is amazing. You can tell its fresh herbs all dried to make some amazing blend. I loved Gourmegg but they have been on back order for months. I suspect they are a shark tank candidate that grew too fast but sadly couldn’t keep up. A home cook needs a good seasoning and I had to move on, but if you’re using them and they come back in stock I will think about giving them another shot. What’s your seasoning?


Deck: Real life moment: This has been a long tedious fucking nightmare! Though we stayed the course and I am loving the final results. I was even “awarded” $10.00 at the finish line.



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15 Responses to 3 Bs: Bisque , Business and Backyard

  1. Wow awesome and your presentation is so good. Nice post. 👍 👍

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  2. So, did you eat outside? 🙂

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  3. Thank you for making me feel like I am not alone in spending entire summers working on the deck! The bisque looks amazing.

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  4. Mack says:

    The deck and food look great! And heck yes- you cooked it, you name it! 😉

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  5. I’m glad you kept summer going for one last meal!


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  6. @vapor_sage says:

    Cabot is the best stain, I like the semi-transparent
    The soup/bisque/chowder looks yummy

    Liked by 1 person

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