Consumers, corn is in season from May to September. When selecting corn make sure the husks are bright green and fit snugly around the ear of corn. When you peel back the husk the kernels should be in tight rows all the way to the tip of the corn and appear plump. It is best if you leave the husk on the corn until right before you cook it. After you remove the husk the easiest way to remove the silk is with a vegetable brush or a wet paper towel. Wipe the corn from the tip to the stalk end until all the threads are removed. If you like fresh corn but don't like the mess of eating it on the cob it is easy to cut off once cooked. Stand the ear of corn upright on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels straight down along the corn cob to free numerous rows of kernels at the same time. (That is how I prefer to eat it.) Corn can also be eaten raw and added to salad or salsas. If you adhere to a diet that includes food combining principles raw corn is considered a vegetable and cooked corn is considered a grain. Corn is on sale at most all of the grocery chains this week so enjoy! For now happy shopping!
Laurie, The Bag Lady