Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sweet Corn

Like just about every week, Woody and I went to the Greenmarket at Union Square yesterday and loaded up on fresh veggies for the week. We came home with kale, zucchini, the cutest little eggplants, purple potatoes, green and purple peppers and 5 beautiful ears of sweet corn.

I love corn on the cob and it always makes me think of the time I spent at our family cottage in Northern Michigan when I was young. I’d sit on the front steps with my mom, newspaper spread out in front of us, a brown paper bag and a big bag of corn to husk. I actually enjoy husking corn, for some reason or another, although I probably didn’t like it as much when I was younger.

Now, I’m using corn in more ways than just boiling for corn on the cob. I use a sharp knife to take the corn off and add other veggies like onion, peppers, tomatoes, black pepper and olive oil to make corn salads, or add it to green salads, or omelets. One popular misconception is that you have to cook corn to eat it. You don’t! It’s an easy and delicious addition to meals of all sorts! The corn we got yesterday is sweet and crunchy. It tastes like summer!

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  • Do you like corn on the cob? What’s your favorite way to eat it?
  • What’s your favorite summer veggie?

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Today’s workout –

  • 3.25mile run
  • 2x20 squats
  • 2x18 weighted side bends
  • 2x15 back extensions
  • 2x18 cable pushdowns
  • 2x10 lunges
  • 2x18 hammer curls
  • 125 ab exercises
  • Stretching

7 comments:

Elle said...

I love fresh corn on the cob. My favorite way is to either strip and boil it, or remove the silk and barbecue it it the husk.

Either way, a wee bit of butter and salt on top and I am in Heaven.

Lisa said...

Elle, that sounds delicious! If we had a grill, I'd grill corn often. A little char is great!

Lisa G said...

We actually had corn on the cob for lunch today.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I definitely love grilled corn. I like to grill the cobs and then slice it off right into a salad. Gives it a delicious smoky flavor!

mealsformiles said...

love, love, love corn on the cob. I just eat it boiled for 5 minutes with nothing on it. Simple but so delicious!

Lauren said...

Love corn with black beans in quinoa, love it grilled and I do love it on the cob. Greenmarket trips are the best. There were great eggplant recipes in NYT last week in case you're looking. Thanks for the summer streets tip ran to brooklyn and back couple weekends ago.

Lauren said...

Love corn with black beans in quinoa, love it grilled and I do love it on the cob. Greenmarket trips are the best. There were great eggplant recipes in NYT last week in case you're looking. Thanks for the summer streets tip ran to brooklyn and back couple weekends ago.