Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From the garden

A big bucket full of Bodacious sweet corn, which is what I'll be planting in the future; it stays crisp and sweet longer than any kind I've tried.  This was enough to fill the big canner, where the corn will blanch for at least five minutes.  There's still more in the garden, and at this point it's going to have to be dealt with.  We've been eating corn from those two rows for ten days now.  
I also froze a quart bag of okra and brought in several sweet peppers.  
Cliff took the last of the ratatouille to work with him yesterday; looks like the only way I'm going to get as much as I want is to sneak around and make it, then hide it.  There are two medium-sized eggplants out there ready to use, but I can't decide whether to make ratatouille or eggplant salsa.  I don't have any tortilla chips around at present, though.  
Ah, the decisions one must make when she has a garden.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I'll trade you a bag of Tostitos for some corn. LOL

Donna said...

You are welcome to corn, but I'd suggest getting it today.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are one blessed lady to have those kind of decisions to make. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

nerves05 said...

My uncle who has been planting garndens for years and years and sell's produce has always told us and we've done it for a long time and have never had a problem with freezer burnt corn. But leave them in the husks and just put them in the freezer. They keep just fine and it keeps you from having to blanch if you don't want to and once it's froze and you take it out to clean them to get ready to eat. They clean alot easier.
Just a little tip. :-)

Donna said...

Thanks for the tip! I don't have room in the freezer to put it in there on the cob, though. I cut it off the cob. Our freezer is full of beef.

madcobug said...

That fresh corn looks good. My favorite meal is fresh creamed corn, fried okra and sliced tomatoes with a biscuit on the side. Good old country eating. Helen

nerves05 said...

Oh yes fresh corn and fried okra. Yummy!