Sunday, August 16, 2015

Corn on the Cob

     I like growing vegetable gardens. Eating vegetables from the garden is the payoff for all the effort. I won't call gardening work because I like all parts of the process.

     I think there's no better tasting food than that which  comes fresh out of the garden.

     I was raised on a farm and Mom and Dad always had a huge vegetable garden. I remember not liking weeding the garden. However, I do remember the great food from the garden.  Mom would have boxes of tomatoes at the door. When we came home from school and went to do our chores we took 3 or 4 tomatoes from the box and ate them like apples.

    We had a huge corn supply. When Mom had corn for supper that's all there was...only corn and tea. Yes, I know some people will think this is weird but it was a feast for us.

    So today was the first day for eating my corn  crop this year. Now I had to have more than corn because the micro manager won't buy in to having just corn. You have to have other food along with the corn.

    So here  is part of the process to get  the corn to the plate.


The corn patch

By this time of year corn looks a little ragged

Cobs have been carefully selected

And the husks have been taken off

And the corn hits my plate

49 comments:

  1. We love corn on the cob but the last few were marginally sweet. Someone told us we should boil the corn with some lemon and sugar. I haven't tried it yet, but I will. I tried the microwave method, but it didn't work for me.

    Your garden looks awesome, Red! You obviously have a green thumb.

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    1. I think it takes a while to get used to microwave corn. I think soil has a lot to do with the sweetness of corn.

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  2. The corn looks great but why the margarine? Horrible stuff.

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    1. Over here butter isn't used on the table. for that matter neither is margarine. We never buy butter.

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  3. I have made entire meals with corn. It is all gone here.

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    1. Well, my 20 cobs will soon be gone too.

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  4. Nothing better than picking, peeling and cooking delicious corn - the taste super delicious. Nothing better than one's own garden. We also had a garden in the backyard. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Nothing better than stuff right out of the soil.

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    1. Since my wife's English, she tells me she can't remember corn in England so I'm surprised you have corn.

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    2. In England, they mostly grew corn to feed to the barn animals. I lived in London, England for 3 years and it was really hard to buy corn at any market.

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  6. Corn on the cob IS summer, in my book! And there is no corn like garden-to-plate-in-5-minutes corn. Bon apetit!

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  7. There is nothing that says summer like corn on the cob! It looks like you have a few more meals coming, too. Bon apetit!

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  8. That is fabulous! Corn is a favourite food of mine. I should grow some in my garden. Like you, I love gardening and don't consider it work. This year I didn't put together a vegetable garden or get a lot of time in the garden because we're preparing to move. But next year when we're in our new home, I will have to add some corn to it!

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    1. I hope your new place has a good garden spot.

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  9. We've been eating corn from a friend's garden (I didn't plant any), and corn is all I've eaten for a couple of meals. Very filling and nothing else needed except for a couple of tomatoes! :-)

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    1. Hey , you know how to have a special meal.

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  10. My daughter was just telling me about taking her kids on a tour through a corn field where they were encouraged to try a cob right off the stalk. She said it was delicious!

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    1. I have never tried raw corn. I'll have to try it sometime.

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  11. Good for you! I've given up on my veggie garden. I just don't have the patience!!! And the critters are terrible thieves!

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    1. I finally had to barricade the back yard as a jack rabbit decided that my garden was good too.

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  12. Hi!Lovely post!!

    I grew up with a canadian mother so corn and tea was daily for me..i love it:)))

    Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings Anita

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    1. Thanks. Nothing like Canadian mothers!!!

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  13. Oh corn on the cob. Yummy. Nothing wrong with Becel Marg.
    Healthy eating. Butter clogs the arteries. So good choice Red. People who eat butter it is the butter they like not the corn really. They soak in butter more then they taste the corn. Becel is delicious and you still can taste the flav of the corn .

    We have the critters that love the garden. My son gave up also. He just has tomatoes this year.

    A lot of people are not growing gardens this year. I think because of last years bad weather also. They don't want to chance another disappointment. My friend in N.B had a real slow result of things growing again. Now it is sprouting all at once. And she preserves. So she has been rushed off her feet.



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    1. Not very many people grow gardens here either. They don't know what they're missing.

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    2. All the time I have been blogging and this is the first time I have seen N.B. mentioned in a comment......cause I live in N.B. Cool :)

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  14. When I was growing up, there was always a substantial vegetable garden at the back of the property with a mixture of crops. My parents would stock a big freezer downstairs full by the end of the harvest season with vegetables through the winter, and anything they didn't grow themselves, my mother would just pick up during regular shopping.

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    1. Yes, at one time people had very productive gardens. In the 70's I froze lots of veggies . Well, I still freeze lots of veggies.

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  15. I don't really find it weird eating just corn for dinner as I have done that. My fathet was growing corns too and I would get excited when it's time for harvest. You are right about the best taste is from the veggies home grown. I love baby corns, I was allowed to get few of the pre-mature ones. They're much softer and milkier. I didn't experience "working" in the garden though as my parents always did it, even up to now.

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    1. People who don't have an experience with garden food really miss something.

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    1. I think your area grows great corn.

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  17. We used to eats lots of corn on the cob when I was a kid, too, dripping with butter and salt. yum! We don't grow corn here in the city because the squirrels won't let it ever mature before they rip into it.

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    1. Some of these critters can do a lot of damage. Here it's the jack rabbits that you have to watch.

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  18. I've never been into growing my food but I bet it's extremely rewarding and a wonderful link to your parents.

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    1. My Dad was nuts about gardening.

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  19. Hi Red, It looks like most of the commenters are right there with you. Add me to the bunch. Have you ever heard that the sweetest corn is out of the field and straight into the pot? I think I will pick up some fresh corn at the store this afternoon but it probably won't be as good as yours. Neat pictures!

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    1. That's the way my corn is. It's eaten a couple of hours after it's picked.

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  20. Hey, Red, if Edmonton's not too much of a drive, their fringe festival going on right now is hosting at least a couple of the acts that were here for our buskers festival.

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    1. Edmonton is about 150 k. Edmonton is a great town for the arts.

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  21. We always had a huge garden to weed when I was growing up. We love corn on the cob with butter...yes we could make a meal out of it! . Your garden looks great Red! :)

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  22. That is some of the richest looking soil I have seen!!!

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  23. How can you say the corn is looking a little ragged now. That is the neatest, healthiest, prettiest patch of corn I have seen, anywhere! Corn just happens to be my favorite vegetable. I microwave mine too...It is delicious. Trouble is, I cannot grow corn. I buy a couple of fresh ears with every trip to town.

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  24. My dad used to have a vegetable garden. Everything that came out of it was the best tasting produce. He would envy you your corn. It was the only thing he was unsuccessful at growing.

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  25. Good morning Red,
    I enjoyed reading this. The only way to get safe AND tasty food is to grow it yourself in my mind. As for home grown corn on the cob, it's simply the best when dripping with butter. We still have a freezer full from last years allotment pickings. Just as well the family are coming for a bbq soon. Have a good week.

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  26. Oh my goodness, there's nothing which tastes better than freshly grown. I see nothing wrong with corn and tea, sounds like a fantastic meal to me! :-)

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  27. 'That's all as good as it gets.l.l.ll.:)

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  28. I didn't grow corn this year (we have a farm near us with AMAZING corn) but surely fresh corn is one of the best things from the garden!!

    i got some great broccoli this year!

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