Archive for July, 2010

Now that it’s July, we’ll be getting corn regularly for a while. Here are two fast ideas for using sweet corn.

Microwave corn-on-the cob

  1. Put two ears of corn, husk and all, in the microwave for 2 x2 minutes, turning half-way through.
  2. Chop off the ends, get rid of the silk, and serve with butter and pepper.

Quick-cooked sweet corn

This one’s my favorite. It tastes better than popcorn. You have to go to the trouble of stripping the kernels, but it’s totally worth it. This year, I bought a kernel stripper.


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Most mornings, Chris and I stumble into the kitchen and have some cereal, but recently we’ve had more interesting breakfasts based on products from our CSA box.

First up…

Ezekiel toaster cakes and scrambled eggs

The Ezekiel part of the toaster cakes refers to Ezekiel 4:9:

Take also unto thee Wheat, and Barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and Spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it…

These ingredients combine to make a bread (or toaster cake) that’s far more nutritious than any one grain. So Ezekiel toaster cakes are healthy and yummy and fast. If Chris and I still had morning commutes, we’d eat these for breakfast with yogurt or jam. (more…)

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Some of the nice things from last week are a quick shrimp stir-fry, roasted potatoes, an herb sparkling soda, and a frozen fruit tasting.

Yet another stir-fry-ish dish

Last Saturday night, Chris and I needed a little something to eat. So I pulled together a quick stir-fry with zucchini, Asian turnips, and garlic along with a few shrimp and an egg…

… and served it over mung bean noodles.

You know what makes me feel rich? Eating good food without having to put my shoes on. That’s the reward for the past few years of cooking and for using quality ingredients. (more…)

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This week’s post features guest photographer James Loper and his snazzy Nikon.

  • beautiful hydroponic lettuce
  • Back Porch Spice Rub
  • eggs

  • blueberries
  • sweet corn
  • patty pan squash

  • tomatoes
  • basil

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