Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm out in the garden picking corn pa.........









Hi Sweet-peas.....

For some reason I want to put on some southern belle accent when I say "I am picking corn".....hmmmm. 
As you can see we have harvested the sweet-corn from the veggie garden, its so yummy, but I am not to sure what to do with the large amount, their are only so many times you want it for tea. 
Warren made scrumptious corn fitters the other night which were great with chillie-sauce, and I think I might try making a corn soup or chowder.

The Autumn season is really here which has meant a chill in the air most days. So I was pretty happy to find a couple vintage cashmere jumpers tucked away safely. They were a gift from a lovely lady when we lost the shops. This one has a cute wee bow and buttons,  my goodness I have not really worn cashmere before, but it is divine. I can understand why its so expensive to buy.

Ok off to look up more recipes that use corn......



Love V


20 comments:

  1. Corn! I've tried to grow it for years and always failed miserably!
    These photos are just adorable, you look beautiful and almost from another era entirely.
    Corn fritters? Yum! xxx

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  2. Oh I do love corn on the cob, how I would love to be able to grow it. You look lovely. X

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  3. Yum! Fresh Corn! You look so adorable - it really seems like you guys are living a delightful pastoral life *sigh* I'm jealous!

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  4. This reminds me of the time my parents grew courgettes and they grew so many they didn't know what to do with them all. In the end they were sick of the sight of it! I love grilling corn myself, very tasty!

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  5. Oh yummy corn. Last time we tried growing it on the allotment, they were all eaten by squirrels or rats - not sure which! xx

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  6. I can't even tell you how jealous I am of your corn crop! Maybe you could freeze a bunch of it, though that would probably require a lot of processing. You should definitely make some chowder/soup...also try it cut off the cob in a salad with some tomato and avocado, a little lime juice...mmmmm...enjoy!

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  7. I love corn! Send me some:). You should also try making corn tortillas, yum! Can't you sell it? I love your home all that land it looks so peaceful! You are the cutest corn picker I have ever seen!
    Xxoo

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  8. It must be a great feeling to pick your own. I love corn on the cob to. I am wondering if you could par boil them and put them in the freezer? Just to let you know that I have started up a new blog be lovely to see you there, dee x

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  9. You look quite cute picking corn. I am a little jealous of you. *hehehe*

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  10. It's so funny you always start your posts with hello sweet peas. Because every time I see your smile I think you look like the sweetest pea. I love corn and corn fritters are a regular feature here for myself and the kids, hubby loathes corn though. Cashmere oh to own some of my own. I live in hope of finding some op shopping the price of it here retail is absolute highway robbery.

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  11. Could you try freezing the sweetcorn? I love a chowder, what about making tons and freezing that?
    You look beautiful, Vanessa, and so happy. Mmm, lovely warm soft cashmere - I own one cashmere cardigan, 20p from a jumble sale, nice! xxxx

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  12. Mmmm corn, I think you need to feed all your blog readers we all seem to like it!

    I was also going to say can you blanch it and freeze it? Or make loads of corn chowder and freeze that?

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  13. Hi Nessie, just put the corn in the freezer with the pod skin on (just as you pick it), when ready to eat take out & put in microwave for 6 mins, keeps flavour in, not quite as good as fresh but still pretty good. Love your new home, I hope you & Warren will be really happy there. I want to come up soon, my Great Anuty died a few weeks ago & I have a suit case of stuff to bring up to you....I have started a new job so just need to get things sorted first & stable. Hope to see you soon.

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  14. We attempted corn for the first time last year and it failed due to the wet weather and lack of pollination but this year we have healthy fine looking seedlings in the greenhouse waiting for the right time to be planted out.

    I am loving the plaid dress and how I wish I could wear cashmere! Your photos look like they were taken in a time long forgotten, just beautifull xxx

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  15. Homegrown corn is the best. We've just finished ours. I really like it smothered in sour cream, paprika and cheese. That dress is really cute.

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  16. I love corn! I had some yesterday with butter and pepper, so yummie!!! The photos of you look so lovely!!! xx

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  17. Home grown sweet corn is the most heavenly thing! We grew it for the first time last year and it is like eating sunshine! I loved it.
    I am enchanted by your lovely lifestyle and outfit. You look so sweet and contented! xxx

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  18. Corn!!! One of my favourite things in the world!!! o, home grown, there's nothing like it. One day, when I finally get to growing veges, corn is a must!
    You look so sweet, and yes, I think a Southern accent is appropriate, but you've got your own! XXX

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  19. oooh yes, have a go at corn chowder! St Biddies is having it's own harvest festival, you're getting so many goodies from it and you look lovely too! xxx

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