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On Friday Tabby and I went to my mother’s for an afternoon of preparing corn for the winter.  We bought a bushel:
Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)
Shucked it all (as a friend said, it’s serious business when you have so much you’re shucking into a wheelbarrow)
Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)
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)
Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)
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.)

Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)
Zip! Zip! and here we have the results:
Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)
And all packaged up into quart sized freezer bags.
Corn Zipping! (a whole lot of corn)

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.

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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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