Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sweet Potato, White Corn, or Asparagus- Buy less more often

There is just too much this time of year at the farmers markets, and you have to be careful to buy only what you know you can finish. Since there are multiple markets on other days of the week this time of year, less is better than more. Running out of food is better than throwing it away- since a grocery is around the corner for most of us. Take a shopping list and a pencil.

Sweet Potato
Wash, toss in oven and cook for 90 minutes.
Cut in half and score the surface with a knife. Drizzle olive oil. Then dust with salt pepper and cayenne to taste.

Sweet White corn
This Brentwood corn is sweet enough to eat raw.
This corn should be eaten the same day so don't buy if you will need to store. The sugars go to starch in the refrigerator and it doesn't taste the same.
Husk, remove strings, toss in 5”round pot in oven for forty five minutes

Trim the hard portion of the stalk. Lay the stalks in the 5” pot and cook for fifty minutes. Mix two tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and pour on top when done and mix well.

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