Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's for supper?

Well, since you asked, it's this fine fellow: locally grown, steamed for 13 minutes and slathered in butter and salt flakes.

Again.

The trouble with me and seasonal eating is, as soon as something first makes its annual appearance I get totally overexcited and consume it day and night for the duration of it's availability.  That does at least prevent me, however, from wishing away the weeks until the next fruit or veg comes into season: last year, corn on the cob was a fantastic distraction from the eagerly awaited pumpkins.  This year, however, those big orange balls of joy have turned up early.  I'd feel very wrong tucking into one in August - this week's very humid 34˚c is definitely not pumpkin-eating weather - so, more than happily, I'm sticking with my sweetcorn.
Hello, yellow friend... and a very swift goodbye *smacks lips*

12 comments:

Emma said...

That looks like my perfect supper! Very much seasonal food over here too which is nice, but it takes some getting used to... Currently we are experiencing a berry overload!! Emma :)

Anne said...

My mouth is watering just looking at your picture!
Definitely one of those wonderful summer foods

thepowerthatis said...

i like this. and presto, an idea for dinner today. :)

ianandebe said...

Mmmmmm...looks divine! Does it come fresh where you are? In Berlin I see it in vacuum packed containers which doesn't appeal after having it straight from the fields in the USA. Maybe I just need to get outta the discount markts...

Frau Dietz said...

@Emma: I think we've just about finished all our berries - I thought we were going to drown in them too! If only I knew what to do with the half of them...

@Anne: Oh yes :) and my mouth is watering thinking about it again now too!

@thepowerthatis: Glad to have been of assistance ;)

@ianandebe: Hello! Thank you for stopping by :) At the market here I see it unpackaged; in the supermarkets it's vacuum packed. And despite the fact it was grown down the road it probably got carted up north for that packaging!

fiona said...

That looks really lovely. Like Ianand ebe, I've seen it vacuum packed and have even bought some of it but it was a little bit disappointing. I really am going to force myself to get up early and drag the kids to the market this weekend.

C N Heidelberg said...

OOh, yum. We got Zuckermais at the market last weekend but it just wasn't that sweet and juicy. We'll have to try again this weekend. How much does it cost there? Here it was one Euro per ear! Oh for the days when we'd get grocery bags full of it for free on our doorstep!

Frau Dietz said...

@Fiona: ...and how did it go?!! I want more.

@Heidelbergerin: Wow... now THAT sounds like heaven! We don't really get it in the UK, well, only imported, vacuum-sealed stuff, so of course I could be celebrating corn that is incredibly poor by your standards! I can't think how much it cost, I am not fully functioning this morning - will report back after my next shopping expedition :)

shoegirl said...

Mmm-mm! My favorite! Did I ever tell you the story about corn and time my mom explained to me where babies come from..? ;)

Frau Dietz said...

Umm... shoegirl... NO??!!!

shoegirl said...

No, no, no - not like THAT! Apparently my only commentary after getting the reproduction talk was "Ok. Are we having corn with dinner?" So how much I love corn is always a running joke with my mother. Who cares about sex when you've got corn? ;)

Frau Dietz said...

Hahaha.. "that" had genuinely not even crossed my mind! I never got the reproduction talk (unless I did and have just blocked it) but I can imagine I'd have tuned out and thought about food all the way through it too :)