a fine corn frenzy

Posted on | August 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Guys, I’m kind of freaking out. It’s already the middle of August! I hate that feeling of summer slipping away. No matter what I always feel like I didn’t have enough fun, didn’t spend enough time outside and this year, didn’t eat enough summer corn. It’s a terrifying feeling, frankly. Especially for a lady who lives and dies for corn. I once infamously (or famously depending on how you look at it) ate THREE cobs of corn as an after school snack at the tender age of six. (lay off of me, I was starving). Anywho, summer ain’t over yet, theres still time to take advantage of the corn bounty at your local greenmarket. I really love corn cut fresh from  the cob with whatever other vegetable you have lying around plus a little grated garlic, balsamic vinegar and good olive oil. It’s true what they say about the simplest preparations being the best ones. Of course, there’s still always room for recipes that require a little more effort. Here’s some corn-y delights that I’ve been eyeing. Let’s make the last few weeks of summer really count. What do you say?

sweet corn pancakes from smitten kitchen

summer corn salad from 101 cookbooks

creamed summer corn from shutterbean

kille mexican barbecued corn on the cob from jamie oliver

penne with corn and brown butter from fresh365

chilled corn soup from sunday suppers


7 Responses to “a fine corn frenzy”

  1. Karen
    August 18th, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    As if I wasn’t hungry enough today… YUM.

  2. Sophie Delphis
    August 18th, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    This is quite a lovely collection of corn showpieces! In fact, I had a corn and tomato salad last night – much like you, driven by a desire to use the bounty of summer before it fades away.

  3. Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)
    August 18th, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    This all looks lovely and I’m going to make every single recipe! I have a ton of corn to use up (I typically end up freezing a lot of it), and I’ve been making a ton of cornbread (with creamed corn mixed in) because it’s one of the only things my 2-year-old will eat. Have a lot of tomatoes, jalapenos, oregano, cilantro, garlic and onions from my garden to use up, so I’m going to make a big batch of roasted corn salsa tonight!

  4. {jen} miss pickles press
    August 18th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    i literally just finished dinner and now i am hungry again. for corn. cooooooorn!

  5. jess
    August 19th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Yeah, I’m officially obsessed with all things corn and tomatoes until they pry them from my cold dead hands (or until they start tasting gross and winter-ish again). Have you made the corn and tomato pie? It’s on SK and you srsly HAVE to.

  6. Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    August 19th, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I really need to seize the last weeks of summer. On my eating agenda: peaches, raspberries, and corn. Most definitely. Have a great weekend, my dear!

  7. Ashley
    August 20th, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    well, this was not a good post to read early in the morning… now i’m starving and craving corn. too early? maybe not.

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