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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Memories From The Corn Field Days and A Bit of Delicious to Go With It

As a young girl we spent lots of time visiting our grandparents. Lucky for me that meant being out in the open fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of town. My grandparents each had lovely farms in central illinois. Rich with soil to grow the crops that would feed our families and make a nice profit for the family as well. One thing that we did and at that time I thought was loads of fun was to head out to the big corn field in front of the house to pick a feed sack of corn. Each ear of corn that we picked was worth a penny to us. How funny it seems that we spent all day long out in the hot corn field occupying ourselves to make only a few dollars. But there was so much more than picking corn to the story there was time spent with cousins cutting up and having fun. We really enjoyed our selves in even the days of picking corn were in the hot parts of July where the heat from the sun was hitting down on us hard. The memories made there was as good as the recipes that grandma would have made from the corn that we brought home. This delicious recipe I found from the website here would have possibly accompanied the delicious meal that grandma would have cooked us up.

6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7
to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob
with a sharp knife. In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.

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