Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Putting up Corn

First off  I'd like to say I never meant to disappear.  We all know that the world has been crazy.  Really, I think we all know, so there is no explaination needed.  I needed a social media break. 
 
 I almost deleted my FB account.  I didn't because I belong to a couple of pantry groups that I would have missed.  Instead I have been using the unfollow button and the 30 day snooze.  I have had all I could take and it has made my life feel more peaceful.  All that to say that I am in a better place mentally and am ready to give this a go again.  

I recently stopped by our local farmers market and put in an order for corn.  I was able to pick it up this week.  There is an aroma that comes from freshly harvested corn that is hard to explain.  It has an earthly, fresh smell that can't be replicated.  
I sat on the front porch with my mom while we shucked the corn.  Thankfully it was a day with lower humidity which made the task enjoyable. 
Once the corn was washed and cut off the cob it was time to get busy.  
You'll notice I didn't say it was cut off after it was blanched.  The reason for that is I tried a different method.  After the corn was bagged in two cup amounts it was time to make the brine.  
It consisted of 3 cups water, 1 Tbs salt, and 2 Tbs of sugar. This is heated until the sugar is disolved.  (This recipe is for 10 cups of corn, so I needed to make a double batch.) A 1/2 cup of brine is added to each bag. 
I had a little over three dozen ears of corn and ended up with 7 bags that have been tucked away in my freezer.  
The instructions say to thaw the corn, drain and then heat.  Since this a new way of putting up corn I will report back later and let you know how it worked out.  

Please say "hello" I know you all are still around! 

19 comments:

  1. I have never heard of brining corn. Since i never use salt on corn, i am not so sure of this method. I wish i had some corn to freeze. Maybe at the market this next week.

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  2. Glad you are back! We all need a break from time to time. People have been so quick to anger lately. Great time to be putting up large quantities of food. I’m doing the same. I bet you’ll love that fresh corn over the winter.

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  3. Hi Wendi! So glad you are back! I truly missed your blog!

    Blessings!

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  4. I check your blog every day... and I've gone "silent" from a lot of social media as well... its not helpful...and I try only to post encouraging, biblical things or just "funnies"...but, I love hearing about my fellow sister here in Indiana!! and I love seeing Megan grow!!!

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  5. So happy to see a post from you today! I rarely comment, but I do so enjoy your blog. Totally understand the social media break, I have cut way back, especially on Facebook, because it's become too ugly and not at all productive. Happy to hear all is well with you & yours!

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  6. Wendi,

    I totally understand the need for a break, especially now! But I am so glad that you are back, and I look forward to your posts about your family and your doings. I hope that everyone is well.

    Jackie in CA

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  7. I've taken big social media breaks too. Healthy for the soul! And I feel the same way about the smell of tomatoes in the summer!

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  8. Welcome back! So much fun shucking corn with family.I look forward to hearing how it turns out. God bless.

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  9. I was just checking on you last week and now here you are! So glad you're back.

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  10. I think that most bloggers, have had to post; "I just have to take a blogging break now" at some time. And everyone understands.

    Glad that it, has allowed you to find your peace, again. Well, as much as any of us, can find peace. With this horrible Wuhan Virus Pandemic. And added to that, all the Anarchy in the streets of our Beloved Country.

    And we need to do, what we need to do, to function.

    Marvelous to have your own frozen corn, for the coming winter!!!!!

    ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’›

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  11. Good morning, I’ve thought about you several times during this and am glad to see an update from you.
    I deleted my IG account because of the all the "ick"
    Very interesting corn method and much easier than blanching.

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  12. Glad to see you are back! I will try that corn method, looks interesting.

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  13. Nice to see you post. Glad you are doing well.

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  14. Lovely garden corn, what a blessing it will be this winter. Girl, I am so thankful you are still posting. I am back on my blog posting again. I have missed it.

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  15. I am glad you are back. I have missed reading your blog. I have read your blog since your daughter was a preschooler.

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  16. Happy to see you are back!! Missed your blog!

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  17. Hello hello! Looking forward to new posts : )

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  18. Hi Wendi, great post! About the corn, you drain it before heating and then do you add water to heat the corn? It sounds great. I want to try this.
    Thanks
    Alison

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