Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatillo Salsa

August is my favorite month because all of the once barren corn fields are now bursting with lush green stalks boasting some terrific ears of corn. We eat corn at least 3 times a week in the summertime so, I am constantly looking for inventive ways to get those kernels onto the dinner table. Luckily, my friend came to visit this weekend and brought along a tasty recipe for Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatilla Salsa so we blocked out an hour to get cooking. These cakes are quite easy to make.  The only real time involved is boiling … [Read more...]

Gingered Sweet Corn with Lime

I want to hit the rewind button on summer. It's moving way too quickly.  But, one of the only reasons I look forward to the last month of  summer is for the bountiful harvest of sweet summer corn that adorns the markets, farm stands and summer menus. A meal in my house does not feel complete without the incorporation of ears of corn, prepared any way: boiled, grilled, roasted. Today's recipe contains a "spunky spin" on our family summer favorite.  The addition of minced garlic and ginger and lime to the kernels of buttery corn add a … [Read more...]

Amaize Sweet Corn

Some of my fondest childhood summer memories were my car drives with Mom on late August afternoons.  We’d search high and low to find the farmer on the side of the road selling the freshest crop of Silver Queen corn out of the back of his pick up truck.  Mom would scavenge through all the ears, pull out pieces and prove to me first-hand that the higher the quality of sweet corn, the greater the chance of ear worms.  Whenever I bothered to pay attention, there was also some message or lesson to be taught. In the end, we enjoyed the delicious … [Read more...]

Corn Cake

With the holiday weekend upon us who isn’t looking for a relaxing weekend of sun, swimming and some BBQ? Since I live in a city apartment and don’t have access to cooking outdoors year round, I can’t wait to get behind a grill this weekend to simply grill some burgers and chicken—nothing fancy.   Beginning Memorial Day, we try to eat al fresco on the weekends as much as possible. With that in mind, I’ve been collecting recipes in a folder labeled “fit for summer.” Fit doesn’t necessarily mean the recipes are for the health-conscious. It means … [Read more...]