Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Corn

Ears of fresh organic corn, milky juices sweet enough to astound.

Gently stewed with zucchini and tomatoes in the most luscious spicing of clove- and chilli- scented cream.

Wicked, almost. But oh-so-worth-it.


10 comments:

Ricki said...

How could anything so beautiful be wicked? (Okay, scratch that.)

Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Callipygia said...

With its sweet milky nectar it is apparent why corn is the mother of so many cultures. I was just looking at a succotash recipe which had some whispers of your own invention- sounds perfect!

Christina said...

Oh goodness, do I love corn. I love how your seasonal posts always make me hunger for the seasons that are coming my way. Here, it is citrus and spring lettuce time, and there it is corn time. Wonderful!

kazari said...

wow, lovely photo...

Johanna said...

Isn't corn great at the moment - I am happy to just put some in the mirowave and eat it by itself! Your corn photos make me want to eat some now!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Ohhhh....I have so long to wait for sweet corn, boo-hoo!

Btw, if you've never tried it, freezing fresh corn is a great way to enjoy this seasonal veggie during the winter. I did it at the end of last year's corn season, and was very happy with the results. See how here: http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingcorn.htm

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lucy, there are so many delicious recipes with corn here... I love corn and you made me realize I haven't cooked with it in ages!

Wendy said...

I love the silvery green in that first photo. So pretty.

winedeb said...

Now you are teasing me! No corn here yet! That first photo is so terrific! Now you have me dreaming of that first ear of corn that I will immediately place on the grill and then smother it with butter and salt...Ahhhh:)

Lucy said...

Ricki - yes, chocolate immediately springs to mind as the plus perfect example!

I've been reading about all the varieties Native American's - both North and South - grow Callipygia (along with wild rice - such beautiful native grains you have) and about the sacred rituals woven around them. Fascinating stuff. Succotash...as in, 'Thuffering Thuccotash?'. Have just done an internet search and I'll be blowed, but it is actually a (delicious) dish! So many recipes, so little time...

Ah, spring...a distant, sweet memory Christina! I really love the fact that our seasons are so opposed...opens up the world in a new way every day.

Thanks, Kazari!

It's sensational Johanna. Butter, pepper and lime juice - eaten outside and wearing an apron!

Mari, that's a great link - thank you. Shall do,even though my freezer is embarassingly small!

Patricia, the simple things are so good aren't they? Hope you find some beautiful ears to work with.

Wendy, thanks. I find it really hard to get green in photos that reflects a 'true', natural green. Was quite happy that this one worked.

Deb - he he! I'm such a tease...seriously though, corn is one of those seasonal treats soooo worth waiting for, isn't it?