Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Silver Queen Corn

Yesterday Eddie went to the local vegetable stand and bought a dozen ears of Silver Queen Corn. It's our first of the season. This corn is so sweet and delicious, that no other kind of corn can hold a candle to it as far as I'm concerned. I'm not sure, but I think this corn came from Florida since our local corn is not in yet. I know that last year the first mess of corn we had came from Florida and it was the best we had all year. For non-southerners, "mess" is a word we use down here that means it's enough for a meal or two. My mother-in-law is always giving us a "mess" of turnip greens or whatever she has in her garden. I took this picture right after I had shucked and silked the corn and it looks beautiful just sitting on the plate. I cut it off the cob and plan to cook it tonight for supper.

On Sunday, Eddie and I and his mother and stepdad went to the Sunday Market that we have in our city. Several vendors were there with antiques and one of the vendors had some beautiful embroidered dresser scarves. They were only $2.00 each, so I bought two, and my mother-in-law bought one. Here are the two that I bought.