Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Les and I like this cartoon from this week's New Yorker. The caption: "Summer's here. Do you want to start talking incessantly about tomatoes and corn?" just about sums up our summer conversations.

We are fantastically lucky to be the recipients of free sweet corn. The ears have yellow and white mixed kernels and they are oh, so sweet! Les just finished "putting up" 15 bags for the freezer and we're promised more ears Monday!

My brother Duke told Gerald about a device that his friend uses for cutting the corn from the cob and Duke had made one also. Gerald immediately set about making one; see Gerald's device.

I am very happy because I had been WHINING about having a blister last year from all the cutting I did; I had been online looking for one of those corn cutters.

Les says not to buy one because this homemade device works wonderfully well.


Sharon Thomas said...

I am so glad to be back home! The corn is so much better here than in Texas! It's good to be reading your blog again. I hope to see you during the campaign.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the corn. It was absolutely delicious. Next year maybe I can get one of your brother's devices! ML