Saturday, July 30, 2011
high as an elephants eye
Another item on the very short list of things I like about summer, is fresh corn. The little stand run by Suter's Farm Market has opened for the season on Sawmill Road. The corn is brought in fresh daily from Pandora, Ohio, about two hours northwest of my neck of the woods.
The cute young guy running the stand said I could have an extra ear for free, if I was willing to take a bite of an ear of raw corn, just to see how sweet it was. He was so right, it melted in my mouth.
I like to cook it just a bit, until it's tender, but still a little on the crisp side, then butter it, squeeze fresh lime on top, and sprinkle with salt, freshly ground pepper and chili powder. Oh heavenly days.
By the way, do you eat your corn on the cob horizontally, typewriter style, or bite around the ear, twirling as you go? Just curious. I happen to be a twirler, left to right.
at 12:45 AM