At the market last Thursday, we came across a table strewn with fresh corn on the cob. The vendor was Full Belly Farm, and I hadn't seen corn there in recent weeks, no.
Quoth the handsome farmer, "It's the first corn of the season!"
Well, duh. No wonder! So we grabbed a few ears.
Oh, then on the way to pay for the corn, we spied little baskets of — no — yes? — edamame!
"I've been living on edamame and corn all week," said the farmer.
Now, I want to explain. I'm a little shy about talking to the farmers. I tend to hover and let other shoppers do the heavy lifting. Fortunately, one of my fellow shoppers asked how to cook the fresh soy beans. She even knew this guy's name, but right now, I don't even remember it.
Fortunately I did assimilate the instructions on the beans. Cook, in the pods, in boiling water for about five minutes. Then shell, and salt or dip in soy sauce.
You're on your own for the corn... Surely you've learned how to cook corn by now.
Here's my lunch today.