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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sweet Corn Trip


I went to my favorite sweet corn farm this morning!
The drive is pleasant and the weather was perfect!
I came home with 4 dozen ears and shucked, cooked,
cut, and put it all in freezer bags.  

Yum.


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    1. That's what I said! haha. Very enjoyable...and I remembered my camera! Nice to have that little chore done, too.

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  2. that corn field is beautiful ,,, it makes me think of the tv show Hee Haw!!!!

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  3. I really like the clear blue skies in all the photos. Our sweet corn was sold late this year as they just couldn't get it in the field until late. We have an aggressive farmer in our area who sells his corn on some corner in every town for many miles around. The sugar sweet corn is really good this year.

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    1. Our corn seems to be on schedule...I'm always sad when it's done! We've had lots of rain to help it along, too!

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  4. The pictures look beautiful Betsy!

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    1. Thanks....I haven't taken my camera out in a long time!

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    2. Really beauty! And you work a lot!!

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    3. It was a lot of work! I've been so busy the last few days...hopefully things will start calming down soon!
      I loved getting that corn in the freezer, though!

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  5. Now THAT's a corn field! (My neighbor's corn didn't really do so well, and we only got 7 quarts of creamed corn put in the freezer, and a few dozen ears for corn-on-the-cob.) Where's the pictures of YOU out there picking, and shucking, and cutting?

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    1. Isn't it a beautiful field? I think our weather really helped...plenty of rain with the sun and the temps have been mild instead of sweltering.
      I did think about you today, though, with picking rights just next door! You'll treat that creamed corn like gold this winter, won't you? Bring it out on extra special occasions. Pic of me? haha....I didn't even think of it...you should have seen my kitchen floor when I was done! ha.

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  6. You did have a gorgeous day. I love corn! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. This weather is enough to make an autumn/winter girl like summer!

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  7. Was there enough room for that airplane to land and take off?

    I love fresh-picked sweet corn. We haven't tried freezing them... how do they taste after being frozen?

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    1. I don't like the taste of it if you freeze it, cob and all. But it you go ahead and cook it (microwave) and undercook it just a little, then cut it off the cob, it freezes very well and tastes just like it did in the summer.

      The little plane was just parked there. There is a sky diving business just down the road so I guess they just drove their plane home! haha.

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  8. Love corn and so great to be able to buy it from a farm.
    Bet a flight in the aeroplane would be great too . . . :)

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    1. I wouldn't mind a flight but to jump out? No thanks! ha.

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    2. Oh no I would not jump out either . . . even with a parachute . . . lol

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    3. hahahaha...well, I thought the parachute was a given!

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    4. I know - just being funny . . . . .

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  9. lol so you obeyed the signs
    They are sure put up in lines
    Funny indeed
    Make sure all know where to find their corn feed

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    1. Yep, can't really miss the farm
      as they sound off the alarms
      and let everyone concerned
      know that to get corn you have to turn!
      lol.

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  10. YUM! The only corn I've had this year came from a grocery store. It's just not the same

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    1. No, it's not! You need to find a sweet corn farm!

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  11. It is so beautiful there. A little corny but pretty. : ) Taria

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  12. You were very productive today! The drive was beautiful!

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    1. I sure was! I had a long To Do list. ha.

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  13. I love that beautiful archway of trees - almost looks like a lop-sided heart! Will be so nice to have that fresh taste in the middle of winter. I am picturing the kitties playing with falling husks and cornsilk.

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    1. You're right! Grey was batting husks around on the floor! ha.

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  14. It's that time of year again. Yummy!

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    1. One of the best things about summer! Makes me almost like this season. Ha.

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  15. Yum, yum, yum.
    There is nothing like fresh sweet corn.
    Makes me hungry for it right now.
    Love the photos of your trip to the field.

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    1. We had it again tonight...I don't think I would ever get tired of it!

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  16. Gorgeous countryside! That sounds so yummy . . . I think I need to see if there are any 'corn farms' near me. The pictures bring back memories of a sixth grade field trip we all went on the first week of school. We had lunch at a corn farm and got to try corn fresh and raw from the stalk. I had NEVER done such a thing before and it really impressed itself upon me. I remember we also got a whole bunch of cucumbers from the same farmer and we went back to school and made garlic pickles . . . the biggest, most flavorful pickles I"ve ever had in my life! I have actually dreamed about those pickles! Making my own is on my bucket list . . . ooh, now I"m totally craving grilled corn on the cob with a side of garlic pickles!

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    1. What a fun memory! Yes, I could probably make a meal out of corn and pickes, too! I did make some yummy pickles last summer from a recipe on pinterest. I need to find that again since I have cucumbers that need to be picked! I hope you find a corn farm! I just assumed everyone had one...we probably have a half dozen of them around me and I just take it for granted, think everyone does!

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  17. What lovely you still have strawberries Betsy!

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    1. I know...isn't that amazing? They are called Ever-bearing and produce fruit all summer. I just put some in the freezer, too!

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  18. It would have been very rude to ignore all those signs wouldn't it! xx

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    1. Oh, I think so! How could I? I do get a kick out of the signs...then when you leave, they say, Thank you and that you got the best! haha.

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  19. So tell me.....how do you freeze it?
    How do you cook it once thawed?
    Is it off the cob?
    Enquiring minds need to know....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Here is how I cook it to eat immediately on the cob, or cut it off and put it in freezer bags....

      http://myfivemen.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-corn.html

      To thaw it, I lay the whole sealed bag in a sink of water until it's thawed, then I pour it into a sauce pan and heat it through. It's already cooked...just needs to be heated and salted.

      Yum! It tasted SO good in the middle of the winter!

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