March 7, 2008

Corn, Corn, and More Corn

Posted by meli on Friday, March 07, 2008 in | No comments
I have returned to my warm weather love affair with corn. If you haven't yet tried a nice, juicy, sweet ear of RAW corn on the cob, you don't know what you're missing. It is simply fabulous... and as I stated, I am in love.

It's funny. We've been raw for almost a year (april 24th will mark our 1 yr anniversary). Corn season last year started off a bit depressing for me. I have always been a lover of the beautiful yellow/white kernels, but they were always cooked (usually bbq'd) and then dipped in a huge coffee can filled of melted butter with a bit of salt sprinkled on top. Devine! One of my favorite foods. As a raw foodie, when I started seeing those ears come into season, I felt discontent. I would never again be able to enjoy their tender, juicy goodness. For some reason, I imagined raw corn would be HARD, much like an unpopped kernel of popcorn (no, I never did prepare it for myself pre-raw, I always had other people do the cooking, haaa). One day while longingly staring at the stacks of ears as we walked through the supermarket, I decided I would just try to get one last look, one last touch, one last smell. I ripped open the top of one of them, and sort of popped my fingernail through one of the kernals. OMG, it was soft. It was juicy. IT WAS MINE!!!

That was my first affair with my beloved, and it lasted until the very last ear was sold and they were gone. I was consuming 20-30 ears a DAY at times. Oooh, how I miss those days!

My friends, they're coming back!

They were having a "decent" deal on them at our local HFS (not quite in season yet, so the price is still a bit high); I bought some. Every bit as delicious as I remember.

Do yourself a favor and try it. Simply amazing, dah-lings


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