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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sweet Corn


Our first of the season from our favorite little Fairhaven Farms
on Jasper Road in Xenia, Ohio.
The Best Sweet Corn ever.  Picked fresh daily,  $5 a baker's dozen,
immediately refrigerated... they even have a drive-thru.
If you're local, you have to go!

The sweetest part of this was that as i was filling a big pot with
water, it dawned on me that I don't cook it like that anymore!
Just 8 minutes in the microwave on a damp paper towel, 4 ears at
a time, rotating half way through.  Perfect, easy and no heat in the
kitchen.  Some of us ate it with butter and kosher salt right off the
cob.  Others preferred it cut off with butter, salt, a little chili powder, 
cumin, and fresh cilantro.  Heavenly. 


51 comments:

  1. Oh yes...food from the Gods...love corn on the cob. With just us two now that is the way I do it too, in the microwave. We love to grill it also. My mom used to clean them off, throw them in a freezer bag and we had fresh corn all winter too! And no she did not blanch it...it was delsih! ;)

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    1. yum...I don't think it could be prepared any way I wouldn't like! I freeze it, too! It tastes wonderful in the winter!

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  2. yum yum YUM! enough said! :)

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    1. lol...SO true!

      What's your favorite thing to put on it?

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    2. I pretty much stick to the basic butter, salt, and black pepper for my corn on the cob but I like the looks of the stuff in the bottom left photo. Some naughty critter(s) ate our first 3 rows of early corn. Yes, I was not happy about that! Annoying!!

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  3. I prefer it cut off
    Less work so i dont scoff
    Easier on the teeth as well
    Pimpsy at my cell

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    1. that is so true
      or some dental floss must come due!

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    2. aww and we dontsy wantsy
      to hurtsy wurtsy
      the little kitties
      teeth...haha sorry
      could not resist pat
      esp after pimpsy
      which also rhymes with betsy

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    3. LMAO hmph even your twin
      Is making fun at your bin
      No fair
      But I brought it on with the pimpsy affair hahaha
      Yeah flossing it out is a pain
      So I like it off the cob at my lane

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  4. mmm...straight off the cobb for me...with butter and salt...mmm....


    will have to try it though with the spices...that could be nice...

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  5. Now I need some corn on the cob too! I shall be checking area farm stands.

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    1. Ours opened just this week...they said it was early for them. Hope you find some!

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    2. everything has been early though, hasn't it?

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    3. Everything has been early and that is why I am picking blueberries now instead of next week.

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    4. I know...it's been amazing. We've never had a tomato in July.

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  6. Hi Betsy we love sweet corn and in summer we make corn pudding, delicious:)

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  7. Isn't Microwave corn the best! We love it fixed that way, but then I again...I would have to try your off the cob corn too, since I love the way you spiced it up. What I miss from not living up North, the Famers Markets, and roadside fruit and veggie stands.

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    1. Oh, it's so easy! I can't believe I didn't know how to do that until last year!

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  8. Oh - you're making me hungry! I love it in the microwave too.

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    1. mmmm....I think we'll have it tomorrow, too!

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    1. I know...the season is too short! I wish it lasted a little longer! Going to get some in the freezer before it's too late!

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  10. You're so right about microwaved corn on the cob...easy and delicious!

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    1. I'm so glad marsha told me about that!

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  11. love sweetcorn and this one is really tender. Just the one perfect to eat!

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  12. Oh yummy fresh corn cooked the modern way! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. yes, there is something to be said for modern conveniences! ha.

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  13. We got our first batch yesterday too!!!! HIP HIP HURRAY!!!!! YUMMY!

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  14. Hi Betsy,

    The corn looks so good. And making it in the microwave sounds so very easy. I will have to give it a try.
    I have not tried it with the spices, usually I just eat it with lots and lots of butter. It just tastes so good.

    God bless.

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    1. we usually just do salt and butter, too...but this really was wonderful!

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  15. WOOOHOOO! So tickled you remembered to cook it like you learned last year. ;-} We just had our first last night...prepared in the microwave! Good for you! Your photos look soooo delicious. Enjoy a cool weekend Friend. XO

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    1. that makes 4 families that I know who had their first of the season last night! haha.

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  16. Oh, fresh sweet corn is one of the most delectable treats ever! The microwave method is really good and quick and no heat in the kitchen. Betsy, thank you so much for your kind words... thank you. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I hope everything works out just fine! xo

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  17. You give me so many ideas - microwaved...of course, never realised you could do that. I love it straight off the cob - except for the bits in my teeth!

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    1. I know...didn't know until last year....it's so much easier and faster!

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  18. that is beautiful looking corn. did you know the cutting off the cob is called shelling?
    that is what my dad says they called it in Fl. when he was a kid a zillion years ago.
    taria

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    1. shelling? no...I thought that only applied to beans! ha. :)

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  19. This is why I love corn. It's sp easy to make something amazing out of it :)

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    1. Isn't it great? We had it again tonight! ha.

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  20. Do you microwave with husks on or off?

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    1. On! 4-5 ears at a time. Lay on 2 paper towels that have been drizzled with a tablespoon of water. 8 minutes on high. Flip over half way through. You won't believe how easy it is. :)

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  21. $5 a dozen...not bad...thought they were predicting record high corn prices this year..
    We have a small stand near the cottage where we get ours...so delicious :o)
    I must try that microwave thingy....looks easy enough!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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