How do you cook fresh Sweet Corn?



This is hotly debated topic by many who enjoy fresh summer sweet corn and we are in prime season right now.  I have talked to most farmers who seem to be in agreement that boiling it in water with 1T of sugar for every 3 ears of corn for about 10 minutes is best to enjoy the fresh sweet flavor of corn. 

Then there are the die hard griller's who like wouldn't even think of boiling, instead some like to soak it ice water or cold beer, then place on the grill letting the moisture steam the corn on the grilling turning frequently.  I remember one backyard BBQ that was done that way with a large old coffee can filled with melted butter on the grill that once you peel back the corn you dipded the ear in the butter and enjoyed.

How about the roasters that cut corn off the cobb first, then toss it with a little oil,salt, pepper and touch of cayenne pepper then put it on a roasting pan in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes?

I am not even going to mention the Mexican tradition of steaming the corn then slathering with mayonnaise, lime and chili powder. (by the way, I've tried it this way from street vendors in Chicago and love it!).

How do you cook your Corn?

Corn from Kanakee IL WOW!


I just got back from Chicago's produce cooler and I have to tell everyone this is the best corn I have tasted this year, wow is the best way to describe how sweet it is with yyoung small tender kernels!  It is a must buy for anyone shopping for deliveries this weekend!  I like to clean it and cook in boiling water with 1T of sugar for every 3 ears.  It should cook in 8 to 10 minutes. 

Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Watermelon!


10. Watermelons are a good source of potassium.

9.  Watermelons are a low calorie food.

8.  Peapod sells seedless watermelons.

7.  Kids love wwatermelon and it is better for them than candy or juice.

6. Because of the hot weather in the growing areas, watermelon is tasting exceptionally sweet!

5. Watermelon contains healthy Lycopene, a powerful anti oxidant, studies indicate it can help in the prevention of heart disease and certain cancers.

4. It is high in vitamin A

3.  It is rich in Beta Carotene.

2. Watermelon is 92% Water and 6% sugar and good source of vitamin C.