It’s that time of year again when we can get fresh corn. Revisit this post on the easiest way to prepare it:
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Some of my fondest memories of my father are of our runs together. One day, a couple of years before he died, we stopped near the end of our run at a neighborhood produce stand. Dad bought an assortment of fresh vegetables grown right there in the man’s backyard. I promised to cook whatever he bought. He spent about six bucks, total, and my family sat and ate as if it was Thanksgiving dinner.
We love vegetables, especially locally grown, fresh produce. Our favorite summer dinner is a fresh-from-the-garden vegetable plate. If you haven’t taken advantage of the produce grown in your area, now is the time to indulge.
Don’t restrict your menu. Plan your meals around what looks good and fresh, even if you have two or three green veggies. Corn on the cob, Squash, potatoes, beans, broccoli, tomatoes…it’s all better when fresh-picked. Steam, grill, roast, sauté, or all the above. It’s healthy, tasty, and good for the local economy.KITCHEN TIP: Add a little bit of butter for flavor. A tiny amount goes a long way. I freeze butter and use a hand grater to add it to cooked vegetables. Isn’t that a grate idea? 😉
Fresh corn is already in season here in Florida. It’s full of fiber and vitamins, but also high in carbs. My husband and I share an ear of corn. That way, we can enjoy it often without overindulging.
There is a YouTube video of cooking corn on the cob in the microwave with no pre-cleaning, but I’ve lost track of it. For those who haven’t tried this super easy method, here is a slide show: