On Friday Tabby and I went to my mother’s for an afternoon of preparing corn for the winter. We bought a bushel:
Shucked it all (as a friend said, it’s serious business when you have so much you’re shucking into a wheelbarrow)
Here it is all stacked up and ready to be cooked. Actually, I think a few ears were on the other counter, so this isn’t technically all of it. (I put in boiling water for a few minutes)
This would be a lengthy task without the corn zipper. This is the number one task-specific gadget I have that I think is awesome and well worth it. In fact, it only costs something like $12, but even if it was $25 it would be worth it. (In case you’re wondering, the #2 worthwhile task specific gadget is a cherry pitter.)
This should last us all winter long and whenever we eat it it will be a wonderful taste of summer. I was remarking to my mom that summer corn, cut off the cob and frozen, tastes very different to me than frozen corn and I realized it’s probably not the fact that it’s frozen corn, it’s that the corn I freeze is local Jersey corn. I’d love it if I was filling my freezer and shelves with my own produce, canned and prepped, but this is the second best thing.