Cooking with Sweet Summer Corn: A-Maize-Ing

Besides being my birthday month, August reminds me of the bountiful sweet corn harvest.  I’ve watched many of the farms transform themselves from barren dirt-covered fields to boastful symmetrical rows of the lushest, rigid corn stalks jutting up towards the sky. Lucky for me, all of the farmer’s markets on the east end of Long Island have set up their “Sweet Corn Here” signs to lure consumers (like me) to check out their selection of ears.  Corn ear pyramids piled high on tables decorate the stalls, completing the tail-end summer crop … [Read more...]

Coming To “Terms” With Cooking

To be a non-cook perusing a neatly organized, highly styled cookbook with sleek food photos is one thing.  To be a non-cook staring at over 400 faded handwritten recipes strewn all over the floor is another.  This is where neighbours’ I found myself this past September – stuck within a pile of recipes.  A very daunting task lay before me.  Forget about thumbing through a book under the “appetizer” category, searching for Impossible the perfect dish to serve FRIDAY-FOOD-FRENZY to guests.  Forget about oogling at a picture of the most … [Read more...]