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Corn

Okay, I’m back, turns out our modem just upped and died. The cable company was nice enough to exchange it for an upgraded one. Now I’m having trouble with the WordPress reader, it’s locking up on  me. Sigh, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

One to food things. The Cat’s mother dropped off some fresh corn the other day.

Corn

Corn

Growing up, fresh corn would be boiled to death (not by me). Back then, fresh corn, can corn, and frozen corn, no difference to me.

When I was in my teens, there was a neighbor and his wife that I thought were kind of strange (my growing up environment was kind of restricted). They started a vegetable garden in their backyard and grew tomatoes, corn, and herbs. I’m quite sure they also grew some “happy herbs” in their garden and baked “brownies”. But that’s another story, probably for another blog. 🙂 They also talked about not using pesticides and recycling, strange concepts to me in the 1970’s.

One day, I had to go over to the neighbors’ house to drop off something. Husband answers the door with a cob of corn in his hand, and offers me one, “just picked from the garden”. He was eating it raw, which at the time, totally grossed me out. Wouldn’t even  try it.

Since then, my eating horizons have expanded exponentially, and eating corn raw, while not my most favorite way to eat corn (I love it grilled), ranks up there as satisfying possibilities.

According to that neighbor, corn should be either eaten raw, or barely cooked, cooking too long turns the sugar in corn to starch.

For The Cat, I cut off the kernels and added them to her quinoa, green bean, egg drop porridge bowl (at the last minute of course).

Corn Kernels

Corn Kernels

Quinoa, Green Bean, Corn, Egg Drop Porridge

Quinoa, Green Bean, Corn, Egg Drop Porridge

For me, I kept it raw. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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