Saturday, September 12, 2009

Box Contents September 9, 2009

This week's box contains:
  • Canteloupe 
  • Early Girl Tomatoes
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Corn
  • Sugar Pie Pumpkin
  • Salad Mix
  • Potatoes
  • Fennel
  • Strawberries
This week's share proved to be fairly easy to consume.  We've the cantaloupe, tomatoes, and strawberries were eaten out of hand and the potatoes and fennel roasted.  I also roasted the pumpkin and frozen the flesh for future use.

The corn and the serrano peppers are another matter.  We've got too much of both.

My friend Karen of Promoting Central Indiana's Local Food Culture recommended a way to preserve the corn for use in winter.  The steps are simple enough - clean the corn, blanch it, then shock it in an ice water bath.  Karen recommends vacuum sealing the corn with something like the FoodSaver to avoid freezer burn.

Sounded like a simple plan.  I got five ears of corn ready to go and waited for the water to boil.

You can imagine my surprise when I returned to the kitchen to blanch the corn and found two ears of corn.  A quick scan of the house solve the mystery.  Sam, our rescue beagle, at three ears of corn, cob and all.

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