do any of you miss fresh corn on the cob home grown?

@Hatley (157768)
Garden Grove, California
August 10, 2009 2:47pm CST
i just wondered how many mylotters had their own gardens and grew fresh corn on the cob, and loved to cook it just a few minutes then eat it all dripping with margarine? Do you love fresh corn that way?I do so miss not haveing a veggie garden and not growing my own fresh corn.we had corn for lunch and it was surprisingly good, thinkit was frozen corn.but it tasted a lot like home grown.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I moved down to Mexico and one of the many benifits is corn comes in 4 times a year here! They put mayo on it with a brush and then shake ground Cayenne red pepper on it! It's great! tdemex
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@GardenGerty (90223)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Aug 09
That sounds really good. I may have to try that. I like anything with good seasoning.I have had sliced oranges dusted with chili powder, too.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
I have never tried that sounds like it could be good,the' idea of sweet and spicy. wow.
@glords (2615)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Yum sounds delcious. We never grew any corn in our family garden. I don't think we had enough land to grow corn. We used to crow onions, tomatoes, peas, beats, and more. I loved having fresh veggies out of the garden, and miss it very much. My hubby and I live in a condo, with no room for a garden. Luckily there are a lot of farmers markets around, and I can pick up fresh veggies on the side of the road any day... including that yummy sweet corn. I think I'll go eat some now.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
thats right corn really does take some room. I grew up on A farm in S.D. and we had two big corn patches.was I ever spoiled.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
10 Aug 09
Hello Hartley, apart from in the olive grove where the olive trees grow, my garden itself only grows tall grass and weeds as I have no green fingers at all. They do sell fresh grown corn cobs up at the market though and there is a lady on the village who barbecues them on the street in the evening. She sells them hot from the coals with butter and salt, delicious.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
oh I am sitting here and my mouth watered just thinking about it. truly delicious.
@dlr297 (5219)
• United States
10 Aug 09
We have been eating it a whole lot lately, we put in a big garden this year. and i have also frozen enough on the cob that we will be having it for about the next 6 months, i have also put up enough that i have cut off the cob, to add to soups, and stuff.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
oh to have a big garden that is just the best,fresh produce'without pesticides just really ripe and good.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
10 Aug 09
we live in a fairly large city in southern ontario (Canada) but we have a great deal of farmland around our city which is great this time of year because we can get a lot of farm fresh fruits and veggies. i have had some fresh corn, fresh cherries, and fresh raspberries.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Aug 09
oh that sounds so good, i should try the vietnamese market around the corner, iam told they sell fresh cherries and raspbetties. that sounds so good to me.when we lived in the phoeniz ariz area' we got fresh produce all the time and it was so good and prices were decent too.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I used to enjoy fresh corn that way when I was a kid. Minus the butter, though, that stuff is not for my taste buds LOL Now that I am older and have no teeth it doesn't matter that much to me. Shelly and Esme love corn on the cob though and get it as often as they can
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
hi fwidman my those are lovely legs with the shoes.he he.you know they really have some great frozen cut corn that tastes'just like home grown. I dont have dentures but I hAve holes where I should get some dental work done if I had a million dollars. ha.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I cant miss what I have never had. I am picky about corn and only eat corn on the cob but it has never been home grown or at least not at my home. Heck I cant get tomatoes to survive I wouldn't even considering testing corn. Still in the husks,right off the grill dripping with butter and a little salt......
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
oh razcal stop you are making me drool on my keyboard,some'imagination huh? it is really so good grilled 'wish i had some right now.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
hello there hatley i live at the city all my life. never tried to live in the country and never treid to own a garden and grow my self my own corn in a cob. but in our market here they sell fresh corn on the caob. skin (if thats what you call it) and hair still attached. i buy some of that if i see that they are still that fresh. i hope someday i can grow my own corn too that would be exciting and a wonderful experience for me.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
yes if you ever get a chance to have a garden do grow some'fresh corn as you will surely enjoy it.
@GardenGerty (90223)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Aug 09
I never grew my own corn, but I agree that some of the frozen taste awfully good. I hope people bring in fresh veggies to you guys sometimes. That happens around here. The inmates at the jail actually have a garden and whatever they cannot use they give away to the food bank and the Senior Center. I have a lot of good tomatoes this year and I am really thankful for them.
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
hi gardengerty we have a vietnamese store around the corner'and we sneak over there and buy fresh produce at almost nothing. it tastes so good too.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I do when it is gone. I really enjoy it while it is in season.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
ohyes we used to buy big sAcks of corn when we lived in tempe ariz as it was really cheap and oh so good. yum.
@littleowl (7157)
15 Aug 09
Hi Hatley, I have never had fresh Corn in the Cob but a freiend of mine has his own allottment and grows his own baby sweetcorn and they are lovely, absolutely so different from buying them in the supermarket...LoLo
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 09
hi littleowl surely you dont mean those tiny little corns you get in some chinese food dishes?they are only about an inch or so long. no you must mean a big sized baby corn. I will bet that is really tasty. wow.
@littleowl (7157)
18 Aug 09
Yes the big baby sweetcorn they are about 2-3 inches long and they are 'sweet' absolutely lovely...LoLo
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Nov 09
hi baby sweetcorn that does sound so good,will have to find some fresh around here somewhere.
@fezman (260)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
its a little late for this discussion but yea i have tried growing corn, its actually supposed to be easy to grow, i had heaps of trouble doing it, no trouble growing hard to grow things though!
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Nov 09
hi fezman I think the secret to growing really good sweet corn is that you have to have a lot of fertilizer either steer manure or compost of some sort as corn uses a lot of added stuff to the soil so it will really grow good corn. we had a ton of sheep manure when I was growing up on the farm and wo rked it into the soil and had huge ears of the best sweet corn.
• United States
17 Aug 09
Growing up in Iowa as a kid we'd stay for weeks at my Grandparents farm, all summer it was get up early in the morning, go out to the sweet corn plot and pick fresh ears for lunch, and or supper. Two to Three times every summer it was harvest the whole field, shuck the corn, carry it into the house where my mother and grandmother would boil it up. We then all helped cut corn off the cobs, fill little pint bags, box and freeze it for the winter. I really miss that fresh summer taste in the middle of winter!!! With lots of butter and salt and pepper
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 09
oh my gosh I just ate and now I am so hungry 'remembering that fresh corn we used' to have when it was snowing and cold wow what memories.of course you had to have lots of butter and salt and 'pepper.
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I miss that too! I could still remember my childhood days. There's a cornfield just a stone-throw away from our house. My sister and I were also asked by the farm owner to help him harvest the corn. Oh, I really loved doing it. The price for it was we can get as much corn as we wanted for us to bring home.
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 09
hi mjweed oh that would have been lovely just pick and take it home. wow. and fresh corn is so good' if you cook it as soon as you can after picking it. my mom always s aid dont cook it too long. she really made it so good.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
16 Aug 09
I don't know fresh corns are fruits but i like to eat fresh corns instead rices in some meals.I like to eat the sweet corns most.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 09
hi husky5 I can eat freshsweet corn on cob without my blood sugar going up but rice really shoots it up. I like rice ocassionally but cannot eat it safely. I wish we had sweet corn ocassionally here at Gold Crest.
@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
14 Aug 09
I can have corn on the cob anytime because we can buy it that way. It's not always very nice though...it can be hard and tasteless. I prefer the juicy, sweet frozen corn cobs though, they are so yummy. I remember when we were kids Mum would make stews and we would have the corn with the stew, sucking the gravy out from around the kernels. It was wonderful.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 09
hi mstickle yes i have had excellent corn on the cob frozen f rom ' green giant niblets. were so good just like fresh pickedl I guess Green Giant freezes them just minutes after they are picked as they really do taste fresh like home grown.
@sblossom (2170)
11 Aug 09
Now I can eat the fresh corn on the cob everyday. In our local market we have fresh corn from France and Germany. You buy one and get one free. They are all very tasty. Yesterday my neighbour and I walked around an allotment around our flat and we met a man called Tony who was doing farmer’s work there. We talked very well. He gave me his potatoes and one fresh corn on the cob. I was very pleased. How generous he is. Today for my lunch I micro waved the corn in microwave for three minutes. It is really nice. I feel it’s sweeter than I bought before. What good treatment.
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
hi yeah that was really nice of him and it gave you A fresh tasty treat to eat too. You live close to France and Germany too I take it? I Am here in the USA.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Good to see you back Hatley!!! I don't have my own garden, but I do have friends that grow corn. I love a good fresh. HOT ear of corn smothered in butter!!! Yes, I know it's not healthy, but it's worth the risk!!! Oh yes, a little bit of salt & pepper. Dayum, now you've got my taste buds wanting hot corn & butter!!! Guess what I'll be having for dinner???
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
hi its so good to be back and now I am drooling and have no'corn just a cheese sandwich. boo hoo. he he.
11 Aug 09
i have a big plantacion of corn in garden of my grandmother and in september we all stick toggeter to gather the corn ... we common use the corn for feed pigs .. but also make flour ..... i know also a few recipes if you are interresed tell me ...i'm from romania i forgot to tell u sorry
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
hi its so nice to meet someone from romAniA. about the recipes,I hAve no plAce to cook but thanks anway. I remember shucking corn cobs for the seeds And how it made my hAnds'sore.
@kenchobi (147)
• Philippines
11 Aug 09
One of my favorite foods is corn. Especially those that are home grown. We used to grow corn in our backyard when I was little and I remember staying all day waiting and hoping for them to be ready for harvesting. People are selling japanese corn just about anywhere here in my country but for me there's nothing better than classic home grown corns. :)
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@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 09
oh yes home grown is better than the rest thats for sure.