Friday, August 13, 2010

Yellow Gold

Got about 100 more ears from the middle rows with my son's help. There are still 2 rows remaining that are not quite ready. Hopefully this will push the total over 300. About 1/2 are "supermarket large" some with a little insect damage, usually on the very top. The other 1/2 is a mix of medium to small sizes. This really makes up for the poor potato crop. I'm tickled pink to say the least.


Though my wife shares my enthusiasm for maize, freezer space is a different story.





Corn fed ducks enjoying the irrigation ditch



Homegrown


corn "raisins"

I think I accidentally discovered a new food. While trying to dry par-boiled corn to make flour, it wouldn't quite dry all the way no matter how long it stayed in the electric oven at a very low temperature of 45C. Not having any screens to properly dry it in the sun, and having fruit flies attack the hung cobs, the only option was to raise the temp to the next lowest setting. As it turns out, about 2hrs at 100C makes perfect "corn raisins". The family is wild about them.

2 comments:

  1. Hey JohnE, good post. And look at all that corn ! On freezer space, I think I came up with a good idea to store corn: de-kernel 'em first, then stuff 'em in. I save the cobs for BBQs.

    Those "corn raisins" look tasty.

    Cheers,

    ken

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  2. Thanks Ken,

    Think I'll take 1/2 off the cob next year to save on space. But there's something special about on the cob. How was your crop?

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