Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Corn in the kitchen

I was blessed with a big box of fresh corn from the farm and enjoyed processing it. 
Most of it was cut off the cob and frozen to be added to soups, stews , stir fry 
 or perhaps some corn bread or fritters.

I made a delicious salad to go along with our fish braai on Sunday evening. 
Simple yet appetising....
 corn, diced cucumber and pineapple tossed in a basic olive oil and balsamic dressing.

I love trying new and interesting recipes and decided on some corn relish....
 the older two kids and I are really enjoying it!

3 cups corn
1 cup diced onions
1 green pepper and a couple of celery stalks (picked from the garden)
about half a cup of sugar
15ml salt
30 ml mustard
a dash of cayenne pepper
150ml vinegar
simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes
quick, easy and delicious!

When my older sister was visiting I made a salad I had not tried before.
 It was adapted from a recipe I found in a magazine:
diced tomato and cucumber
thinly sliced nectarines and peaches
(the peaches came from a farmer in Stanford, freshly picked)
fresh basil leaves
the dressing contained olive oil, lemon juice and thinly sliced green chili
a strange yet delicious combination!

 In the garden I am harvesting the odd beans, baby tomatoes and courgettes as well as spinach 
and fresh herbs. The grannadilla is putting out new flowers. 
The peas are beginning to climb up the trellis built by my nephew and youngest son.

On the weekend I managed to get a tray of lettuce seedlings at less than the price of one lettuce in the shops. These have been planted and in between, my Egyptian garlic. I was so excited to be given these cloves from a garlic and chili farmer when visiting Stanford recently. 
Today I sowed more peas and I hope to have a good harvest....
even my youngest will eat these straight from the garden!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy

    We are going to have a corn salad for lunch inspired by you! We just can't eat steamed corn AGAIN!

    Please show the trellis the boys made. I am about to plant peas and I like giving my boys handyman projects to help with in the garden - trying to get them involved.


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