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Warren, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2007
10:25 AM

Post #3831552


Terrific article to celebrate one of the great joys of summer! Thanks for the recipe.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2007
1:55 PM

Post #3832080

We'll definitely be swinging by Mayne's this afternoon! All their corn is wonderful, but I really hope he's picking 'Honey Select' this week... it's the sweetest, most flavorful yellow corn ever!

Dea, thanks for another great article! I read it with my morning coffee, and loved it so much I came right back to it during my water & A/C break! I sure hope the corn likes all this heat and humidity... then at least it'd be good for something, LOL.
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 8, 2007
2:17 PM

Post #3832183

I could smell the corn when my mother and grandmother used to "put it up" for the winter. Wish I could be there. You definitely have a way with words, Dea. Looking forward to more of your essays.


This message was edited Aug 8, 2007 9:18 AM
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2007
2:22 PM

Post #3832217

Just for the record..I vote bi-color. :-). Thanks for the recipe as well.


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2007
4:54 PM

Post #3832786

I generally like the bi-colors best, but had some Honey Select a few weeks ago...WOW! Great corn!!!

Great article Dea...makes me hungry!


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #3833305

Honey select? It sounds wonderful! We always liked ordinary sweet yellow corn best.

I grew up helping my cousins and their family and employees pick corn at ohhh 4am, 5 am... Around age 5 (is that possible?) my cousins started being drafted to drive the tractor that pulled the trailer that the fresh ears were pulled into. Here's a really stupid question: how many ears per stalk? Here's an ordinary question: how do you get the kernels off the ears to make this yummy polenta?

xxx, Carrie
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2007
8:31 PM

Post #3833673

Hey folks :)

I just take a sharp knife, hold the cob vertically on a cutting board at a slight angle and zip down - take about 5 times around each cob. If I were making creamed corn, I'd use the back of the knife and then "milk" the cob. But in this case, you don't want the excess juice.

Plymouth, WI
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2007
10:27 PM

Post #3834146

Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2007
11:20 PM

Post #3834277

I don't think I've ever had polenta before. It sounds wonderful!

August 8, 2007
11:55 PM

Post #3834395

GREAT article Dea! I'll definitely try your recipe. I'm one of those that does lime with corn too. YUM!
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2007
12:07 AM

Post #3834461

Never tried lime and basil in the butter--thanks for that and the polenta recipe, too!
Also, you are a gifted writer--keep up the good work!

Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2007
3:53 PM

Post #3851704

Howdy Dea!

Guess I missed a couple days of "article reading". I just now saw this one (thanks to the DG Newsletter that is again coming via email!).

Good topic! Can't go wrong growing, harvesting, eating or WRITING about corn, eh!

Thanks!...Lookin' forward to more articles.

Lexington, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6813396

Just had fresh corn yesterday and my little 6-year old loved it! (He usually won't try anything "new", but the fresh corn with butter really took him by storm)! Thanks for a great article!
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6813437

Thanks - last evening our kids have come home from the eastern shore where the local corn just started. Our almost 3 yo grandson enjoyed his very first "ear". It was hilarious to watch him mimic all of us eating it.

Good times :)

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