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Ingredients

1 cup water
2 cups fresh, frozen or canned whole kernel corn (thawed, rinsed and/or drained), divided
2 medium onions, chopped, divided
1 medium potato, diced, divided
1 medium leek, white and green parts, chopped
3/4 cup finely diced sweet red pepper
1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Parsley for garnish

Instructions

In a blender of food processor, combine water, 1 cup corn and half the onions and potatoes. Process to a coarse puree and pour into a large, nonstick saucepan or stock kettle. Bring almost to boiling over medium-high. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Add leeks, peppers, sugar, cumin, thyme and curry powder. Stir. Add remaining corn, onions and potatoes. Cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add more water to thin, if desired. Serve in warmed bowls. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Ron Schriefer Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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