Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to cook with the concept, “Farm to Table”.
It’s fun to try new recipes with what you find in the farmers market.
My hands down favorite summer vegetable is corn. When I see it in the farmers market,
I always buy it.
Visited seven New Jersey Farmers Markets this summer. Took some photos and posted videos on YouTube. Enjoy a peek of the JERSEY FRESH Farmers Market experience.
Maplewood Farmers Market 2016
Roseland Farmers Market 2016
Chatham Farmers Market 2016
Millburn Farmers Market 2016
South Orange Farmers Market 2016
Nutley Farmers Market 2016
Summit Farmers Market 2016
My favorite vendor would have to be Baker’s Bounty.
When I visited the Roseland Farmers Market,
I bought a Zucchini Walnut Loaf from Baker’s Bounty. OMG! So good!
As you know, or don’t know, I love to bake. I know good baking when I taste it.
Baker’s Bounty comes highly recommended by me.
Speaking of my favorite vegetable…I came across a clever way of cooking corn.
Check out these VIDEOS on how to shuck/cook corn.
Easiest Way To Shuck Corn | Cooking Light
The Easiest Way To Shuck Corn! | The Meredith Vieira Show
The Meredith Vieira Show
Easiest corn shucking ever
I was sad to realize that the season for corn [July 1-September 25] would be over soon. I asked a worker at Stony Hill Farms at the Maplewood Farmers Market at what point would corn no longer be for sale? She said at first frost, there will be no more corn. But, if the weather stays warm, the corn season will be extended. I was thrilled to hear this. Now, let’s hope the weather stays warm. So far, it has.
My photo recipe tutorial of shucking and cooking corn on the cob follows below.
Cooking Corn on the Cob
~The Easy Microwave Way
By Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY
Yield: 1 corn on the cob
1 ear of corn
2 Dish towels
1. Remove corn from fridge.
2. Place cutting board on counter.
3. Place ear of corn on cutting board.
4. Trim silk and greens. Trim end if too long.
5. Place corn in microwave. Cook for 5 minutes. [varies 5-8 min]
6. Meanwhile, place dish towel on counter.
7. Using a dish towel or mitts, remove corn from microwave. BE CAREFUL. HOT CORN.
8. Place corn on cutting board.
9. Cut the large end of the ear with a serrated knife. [note-you will lose a row or two of kernels]
10. With dish towel over husk near silk, hold and squeeze ear of corn out of the husk.
11. Your corn is cooked and almost silk free. Ready to enjoy!
RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL BY CARMEN ORTIZ
of sometimes SAVORY
Remove corn from fridge.
Place cutting board on counter.
Place ear of corn on cutting board.
Trim silk and greens. Trim end if too long.
Place corn in microwave. Cook for 5 minutes. [varies 5-8 min]
Meanwhile, place dish towel on counter.
Using a dish towel or mitts, remove corn from microwave. BE CAREFUL. HOT CORN.
Place corn on cutting board.
Cut the large end of the ear with a serrated knife. [note-you will lose a row or two of kernels]
With dish towel over husk near silk, hold and squeeze ear of corn out of the husk.
Your corn is cooked and almost silk free. Ready to enjoy!
September weather is still balmy. Loving every minute. Not ready for Fall.
Next post, will add a topping to the corn…
sometimes SAVORY…cooking is art revealed
NOTE: Dessert recipes can be found on my dessert blog, Baking is my Zen.
Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.