Thursday, September 9, 2010

For Dayle's Simple Pleasures Party: Fresh Corn on the Cob



One of the absolutely yummiest simple pleasures of life is freshly picked corn-on-the-cob.

Sweet, tender, and juicy, it makes a perfect summer supper in and of itself. Accompany it with some fresh tomato slices, mozzarella cheese, and a few basil leaves, all sprinkled with good olive oil and vinegar and wow, it's a treat fit for royalty.

In Central America, corn on the cob is often grilled and served with lime wedges and chili powder. It's really delicious that way, too, and provides a totally different taste.

As children, my father treated us to more delicious ears of corn than I could ever count. He'd go out into his huge garden and pick a big bucketful of corn. Meanwhile, inside the house, Mummy would boil water in a big pot.

As soon as the corn was shucked, into the pot it would go. A few minutes later, a mound of fresh corn on the cob became supper. Slathered with butter and a sprinkling of salt, it tasted absolutely divine.

Still does! It's one of summer's simple (yet fabulous) pleasures!

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HOW DO YOU EAT YOUR CORN ON THE COB?

26 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

One of my most favorite foods is roasted corn... Mmmmmmmmm ♥

Jane said...

I like mine grilled. I add butter, salt and pepper and usually some fresh herbs, whatever I have growing. Yummy!

Jane

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh, now you've made me hungry! I love fresh-picked corn on the cob.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Dianne said...

I know for every one who is afraid of microwaving and especially microwaving with plastic, this will not be appetizing to you BUT

the best way I have EVER had corn is to put it in a ziploc bag, microwave for 50 seconds--turn it over and cook on over side for 75 seconds--oh my, it was so incredibly delicious--btw, do not seal the baggie if you try this--

an incredible simple pleasure!

Kathleen said...

Corn, like you had, picked while the water is boiling! Makes all the difference in the world.
I like mine with butter and salt and pepper! Yellow and white, my fave!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love corn on the cob. Always makes me think of my Dad. He was an Iowa farm boy and loved his corn on the cob!!

Susan said...

Welcome to Kathleen, this blog's 131st Follower! Thanks for Following, Kathleen. So happy to have you. Please stop by very often!

Also, thanks to each of you who have already paid a visit. It's so great to have you! Love, Susan

Dayle said...

I simply love fresh corn, on or off the cob. I generally cook it off the cob, with lots of black pepper! A wonderful simple pleasure, for sure.

Always so nice to have you at the Simple Pleasures party, Susan.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Mmmm. I love corn all ways that it's served.

sarah said...

yum...this looks so good I can even smell it.

shannon i olson said...

I love the whole idea of simple pleasures,we should be so appreciative of them all. Corn on the cob or off it is wonderful when fresh! I have a friend with a farm that gives me some every year! Last year I made corn relish for the first time!

Melissa said...

oh, one of my favs!!! isn't it just delicious? i marvel at God's creation all the time, especially when it comes to how scrumptious fresh fruits and vegetables are!

thanks for visiting me today! come back soon!

Claus said...

Yes! grilled and served with lime wedges and chili powder is a way to eat it around here! and it's popular in our "asados" = bbqs. Salt and pepper, or plain with nothing, is also a good way to eat it. I love corn!!
have a great day!

Cindy said...

Oh yes, Corn on the cob is a wonderful simple pleasure. I love it. Your photo is great.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Debbie said...

What IS it about fresh corn on the cob that makes you feel as if you are enjoying some kind of treasure? I guess it's because it's not that available during the rest of the year.

I can't ever stop at just one if two (three...) are available. I very much agree that it is one of life's simple pleasures!!

Jennie said...

I agree 100%. (And so do my 7 year old and 3 year old!) Corn on the cob is the quintessential simple pleasure! Now I want some!

It's Just Dottie said...

I love fresh corn. I can hardly wait for it all summer and I eat it for as long as I can.
I also really like popcorn.
Smiles
Dottie

Christine said...

Wow... your corn looks sooo good!
I agree with you, corn is a good simple pleasure.

Karen Lange said...

I agree, corn just speaks summer! It looks wonderful:)

Audra said...

I'm drooling right now! My favorite was my grandfather's corn - pick, shuck, boil, slather, MUNCH! We don't have enough land for a garden so I stick with any corn I can find! I must say, we were spoiled the 3 years we lived in Nebraska. Don't think we'll ever have corn that yummy again!

Adelle said...

ooooh - lime juice and chili powder sounds divine! never even heard of that.

In Maine, we would often eat sweet early summer corn for dinner, when we were just newlyweds. Just aalt and the sacrificial stick of butter to roll your ears in...yum.

Leann said...

I LOVE Corn on the Cob - When I was pregnant I ate 10 ears in one sitting - no one will ever let me live that down!

Leann

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I like my corn on the cob anyway I can get it.Your blog is lovely,and I am looking forward to more . Thank you for following me. It was very exciting to get another follower.

Joan said...

I love it with butter, and a little salt and pepper. Like Dayle said, I sometimes cut it off the cob to cook it. Anyway it's wonderful.

Blessings,
Joan

Ms.Daisy said...

Susan,
I have had corn on the cob microwaved and it is good but I really prefer it fresh into the pot of boiling water and slathered with butter, salt and pepper. One of my favorite kind of sweet corn is the Silver Queen! Good Simple Pleasure!

~Jean

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I stnad it on one end and cut all the corn off with a knife. I love corn on the cob, but not to eat it on the cob! Beautiful picture. Sandie

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