Turkey Tracks: September 6, 2020
It Makes No Sense…
…to cook just ONE ear of corn at a time.
It takes a bit pot of water and a lot of energy to heat the water for one ear of corn.
I usually cook 4 at a time. I eat one or two for whatever meal I’m cooking and let the remaining ears cool on a plate. It takes about 10 seconds each to remove the corn kernels with a sharp knife. Then I have a food asset in the refrigerator.
This week I got a beautiful head of Bok Choy in my weekly food pick-up from my Community Shared Agriculture farm Hope’s Edge.
After working in the garden all morning, I came inside hungry and tired. While I warmed up two chicken drumsticks in the oven, I got out the Bok Choy and sautéed it in some duck fat (add some herbs, garlic, and good salt) and when it was done, I added some of my saved corn kernels just long enough to heat them.
Can I just say this was a DELICIOUS mixture. Both the Bok Choy and the corn have a certain sweetness—as does the duck fat.
Best of all, I had leftovers, which I added to a stir fry I cooked for dinner.
The local corn may be “done” now for the year. It has been so good this year: so sweet and tender. I already miss it.