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Cooking Corn in the Microwave

Here's a reminder from a past post here, a fast, easy way to cook corn and deal with all that mess from husking and watching the corn silk float about the room. You find silk strands in your kitchen for days, don't you? Or, if you shuck outside, you walk back into the house trailing…

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Summer Zucchini and Corn Succotash

Succotash is a Native American word for “broken corn kernels.” The Pilgrims were introduced to the dish and that first Thanksgiving almost certainly included some form of succotash. While it often is consider a “fall” dish, it really is a year-round treasure. You could even — this is heresy — use frozen corn. Suzen prefers…

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Summer Vegetable Flan

Heavy cream, milk and eggs. This is a particularly light way to start a summer meal. It is. It really is. If eaten in moderation. Suzen’s busy season for corporate events is on. Firms come here, cook together, and eat what they have just polished in our kitchen. The first course of choice — seemingly…

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Caramelized Corn

  It’s early October. Very early. October 1. In the supermarkets and at farm stands and farmers markets, there is corn aplenty. Oh, the government is shut down today, but eating goes on. Corn is a basic food that can be employed in a myriad of ways. Sometimes, simple is the best. With ears fresh…

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