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Loving the fresh corn...

(post, Tiffanie McCoy)

My CSA box had corn in it this week, for the first time ever... I guess they decided to take a break from the greens. :-)

They gave me eight or so ears, so I decided to use half of them for a Southwestern Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder (Moosewood recipe). I usually use frozen corn, but I'm so glad I didn't this time! It's a good recipe, but it was outstanding with fresh corn. They were so tender and sweet... I'm getting hungry just remembering it!

As a bonus, cutting the corn off the cob reminded me how much I loved fresh corn as a kid. We always had an abundance of homegrown corn at home from our garden, and my mother would pressure cook the corn on the cob and then cut it off for us to eat slathered in butter. I loved eating a bunch of kernels that were still stuck together, I wonder why? It just seemed so wonderful to have them all at once, I guess...

Now I must decide how to use the last four or five ears...