Stiped snake シマヘビ and lunch of トカゲ lizard
Ornamental pumpkins climbing the plum tree
how not to dry corn
For the life of me I can't get corn to dry enough to make flour without using electricity ie the oven. I have to make a dehydrator that is essentially a plywood box with a single lightbulb at the bottom wherin the common blue net fish/veg rack can be hung. To be run off the solar panels of course.
white mochi or starchy corn is great grilled
Since we've had a good crop of corn and it is very difficult to dry in near perpetual 70% humidity and too hot to be wasting energy with the oven trying to dry it I had to go looking for recipes. A good one is "johnny cakes" http://www.theppk.com/2011/05/fresh-corn-johnnycakes/(journey cakes) or corn pancakes. My simplified recipe :cut the kernels off of 3 ears, add some milk and flour till it is of hotcake batter consistency, an egg is optional. Add one tsp. sugar and 1/2 tsp salt plus 1/2 tsp baking powder,mix thoroughly. Fry in hot oil or butter, top with maple syrup or jam. Yields 3 large cakes. They're heavy duty , stick to your ribs food.
Dried green beans or "leather britches" for stews and soups