A Corny Question

I want to do something with this sweet corn today other than eat it off the cob. Ideas?

Corn and tomato salad? Corn fritters? Corn bread? Corn pancakes?

One of my summer favorites is a stupidly simple fresh corn and baby pea salad. Mayo. Curry Powder. Salt & Pepper. Best chilled for a while. Curry powder makes this salad! Stupidly simple but refreshing as a side.

In other news, I watched the Trump interview this morning. Mixed review. He rambled a bit and Maria lost control for a while but overall it’s great to hear his take about America First.

Biden is back at the White House, as if that is important. The mainstream media is giving Biden some long overdue criticism but not enough yet. The media should be demanding lots of firings and resignations.

Also, I finished The Splendid and the Vile over the weekend. Great read and I found myself doing lots of Googling on Pamela Churchill Harriman. There’s a woman who knew the value of marrying well after she dumped Randolph Churchill.

I downloaded another Erik Larson yesterday and have figured out how to borrow it longer than 7 days, thanks to all of you and your advice.

Lastly, as I myself ramble, I’ve been thinking it would be helpful for me if you who want to comment anonymously, would pick some sort of constant moniker/handle so I can distinguish the anonymeeces among you. Let me be perfectly clear, you **do not** need to enter your email address to comment. In the WP app I only ever see the comment. Never any details about you and I like that. I’m all for privacy. It’s hard to distinguish voices when you don’t leave any name. Make sense? No big deal. No forced compliance, just a suggestion from your blog host.

Happy Hump Day!!

25 thoughts on “A Corny Question

  1. In this day and age, I think we do not need to be anonymous in our objections to what’s going on in our great country.
    I see your corn, jalapeños and tomatoes and thinking homemade salsa is needed. Do you have lemon juice and an avocado? Chips? Tequila? Cinco de Mayo in August.
    I will pick up Splendid and Vile again. It’s sitting on the fireplace mantle. I got a third through and fell asleep. But I’m very much enjoying Rules of Civility by Towles.

    1. Mmmmmm. Great idea!! Wegman’s makes and sells their own tortilla chips. The trick is to be there when they stock the shelf of the fresh made ones. They’re still a bit warm. Ask me how I know!!!

  2. The whole world is laughing at the USA but thankfully the Biden folk are sending a strongly worded message to the Taliban. 😡

      1. How come we stupid people know that the Taliban doesn’t give two phucks about women’s rights but our betters in government are sure a terrorist group that subscribes to Sharia Law will give women respect and a seat at the negotiating table.

        1. Is the correct answer:

          A) Because they are not white supremacists.
          B) Because they are not Republicans
          C) How dare you question a woman with darker skin tones than yourself.

  3. I always liked corn and jalapeno type casseroles (Fleming’s, the ‘F’ in PF Chang) used to have on that was out of this world and I once got the head chef to come to my table and give me a quick recipe.
    In recent years I’ve been turned on to the Asian use of corn in deserts and last year’s pandemic purchase of an ice cream maker lead to an awesome sweet corn ice cream.

    1. Sweet corn ice cream?????? I’ve obviously been living under a rock that I’ve never heard of this flavor of ice cream. Sounds awful but this review from probably the only person left on the planet who loves creamed corn. 💯

      1. Sounds crazy, I know, I was shocked at how much I liked it.
        I used to think creamed corn is gross, BUT, I now use one or two recipes in every holiday meal (one of them I au gratin with jalepenos).

  4. Oh, I was also looking up Harriman. Wasn’t Helena Bonham Carter’s family also in that book?

    1. Thanks so much. However, not a subscriber to the NYT, I can’t access the links to the recipe. I’m blocked out. I’ve never tried halloumi but I’m always game to try. Heck, I even tried kombucha.

      1. Halloumi With Corn, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
        By Melissa Clark


        4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed
        12 to 14 ounces halloumi cheese, diced into 1-inch cubes and patted dry
        2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed (from 2 to 3 ears of corn)
        2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
        1 jalapeño, seeded or not, thinly sliced
        1 teaspoon cumin seeds
        1 teaspoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal), plus more to taste
        ¾ cup thinly sliced red onion
        ½ cup chopped fresh basil, more as garnish
        1 lime, cut into wedges
        Black pepper


        In a large, preferably nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high until it thins out, about 20 seconds. Working in batches, add cheese in one layer, and cook until golden on one side, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip cheese and cook without moving until golden on the other side, about 1 minute longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining cheese.
        Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pan and heat it over medium-high. Add corn, tomatoes, jalapeño, cumin seeds and salt, and cook until corn and tomatoes have softened and everything looks juicy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
        Remove pan from the heat and stir in the browned cheese, sliced onion and basil. Squeeze a lime wedge or two over everything and season with more salt and lots of black pepper. Garnish with more basil and serve immediately.

      2. Most of the New York Times is available to those of us who refuse to support its “journalism” by disabling Javascript in your browser. Certain multimedia-type things won’t work, but recipes and articles do.

      1. I already have it on my “next time I’m at Wegman’s” list. Thanks. For the record, my kombucha experiment was one and done so no promises on if buying halloumi becomes a regular item. The recipe sounds great.

        By the way folks, I made salsa with the corn, tomatoes and jalapeños. Had to run and get a lime and the chips. The grandkids came by after their swim lessons and we bucked it all down, with a chaser of cold root beer!! Mmmm.

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