Tuesday • August 14, 2018 and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Andrea Catherine is here to share with us her recipes for cooking corn skillet!
Summer Corn Skillet Dish
Happy Mid-to-Late Summer!
Lots of fires around us which is pretty heartbreaking.
It’s awful! But they actually mentioned climate this morning on Democracy Now! They were talking about on the news.
Glyphosate, yeah, they’re paying 289$ million
Let’s talk about some non-gmo food which is kind of fitting because the dish I want to talk about it corn based.
I love corn on the cob.
And a friend of mine said you really are from the midwest
well, I like corn-on-the-cob, and I grew up being able to have it and now it’s so hard to find organic fresh corn!
I got some in my CSA this week, to make other then just grilling corn on the cob
The new owners of Swift Creek, do this amazing corn-on-the-cob at the farmer’s market.
It’s like $3 an ear of corn with all these spices and cheese!
It’s so good and so simple!
What I did is I take the corn on the cob and cut off the kernels
cook it slowly in a skillet
One of my favorite meals to cook in the summer when its not hot
yesterday was the perfect day
Everything from my CSA
- Hungarian hot wax peppers
And some spices
- salt and pepper
stirring process on a low to medium heat
carmelizes and gets so sweet
- add a little more olive oil
- Bragg’s amino acids
It’s kind of a meditative process, moving my arm in a stirring motion
- cooking slowly
not in the slow food tradition, not a two day process
Added in a little bit of goat cheese
all I really needed for my supper
You could add something like black beans or roasted chicken
Really just these slow cooked veggies on the skillet and the corn adds this sweet carmely flavor
not corn bread and a stir fry
As we shift towards fall we start to make heartier foods
I was walking my dog in the alley behind my house, there’s a shed, and there were vines with 3 clusters of bright red flowers I thought here comes fall!
digestive systems are starting to shift
apples are gonna come in
We will start crave some of these foods that are more nourishing and grounding
There’s always change, we seem to only notice big seasonal changes. Things are always changing.
What does that indicate to us? How are we shifting now?
I used to have a recipe like that where I stuffed tomatoes with corn, that was delicious. I’m fascinated that someone said Corn-On-The-Cob was a midwest thing I thought everyone loved corn-on-the-cob. I thought it was a traditional thing as American as red, white and blue.
I love cutting the kernels off the cob and eating those strips. Yum!
When do you do that?
I generally just boil my corn. And then cut them off whatever I’m putting away for the next day. We’ve finally had some food. I posted on Instagram we finally ate some of his potatoes. His poor grandson came up to have carrots and we didn’t have hardly any.
Have you ever overwintered carrots? That’s what I was thinking we should put some in now. He’s got big bales of hay he could put over them, so they would maybe take off in the spring.
Does he pickle them?
No, he just cans them, our three big veggies are potatoes, carrots and green beans. We don’t get near enough for tomatoes either. We eat a lot of grilled cheeses and tomato soup. I just can’t wait for rain. I’m so sick of breathing smoke. I actually got up to my walking spot yesterday and almost turned around.
My brother was here for 3 days, so respite for, Sunday it was clear, we went to Finger Lakes, and then we took him to the airport early on Monday morning and there was smoke from the Lake McDonald.
Praying Mantis Sends Us A Signal
My call to action this week is everyone write to that Dylan Dreyer on GMA, who was talking about baseball players. This coach who got a moth in his ear and then this other player Erik Fedde gets this praying mantic on his shoulder and lets it crawl over. Then she says where are the pesticides? We need to do something.
I just freaked, it makes my blood boil.
Well what should we write?
Well, she just needs to correct it, she’s gonna stand in front of that big map of the fires burning all over our country and say things like we need to spray pesticides on a praying mantis? IDK my mom taught me they are to be treated with the respect of the most valuable creature in the garden.
I just want to sit with that, what is that praying mantic telling us? What message does he have for us?
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