Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's that time of year Again!

I have never dehydrated sweet corn before, but it turned out very well. First, of course, I took the husks and silks off of the cobs, then I blanched them in boiling water for 3 minutes. Next they were plunged into cold water. After that I cut the kernels off the cobs and put them on the sheets that you use for fruit leather, in the dehydrator and dried them until they were thoroughly dry. Then, into the jar! There is more than a quart. Can you believe that is about 1/2 bushel of sweet corn?

And here is a photo of what I brought in today. There are a lot more potatoes out there, but the weather has been so hot and dry that some of them have begun to rot, so I've started digging them up. The tomatoes are really getting into full swing now, and the cucumbers and zucchinis are slowing down.

I am so very grateful for all of this lovely organic produce! I have shared this post HERE.


  1. I have been dehydrating lots this summer. The okra is producing well so I have been drying it. My girls say it tastes like fried okra without the calories.

  2. :) Please tell me how you use your okra. I've never grown any!

  3. I'm interested to know what you have planned for the dried sweet corn?

  4. I just saw that you were my newest follower and loved your heading! All those fresh veggies. I saw that you make kefir. I have a kefir recipe on my blog. It has healed my gut after 20 years. It is wonderful. I saw that you have been married 40 years...Congratulations! I like you! Thanks for joining my blog.


  5. Grace, I will add it to vegetable soups! Lori, thank you! Kefir is really wonderful. I just got off a prolonged course of antibiotic (for a tooth, actually) and it did not cause the problem such things cause women, and I know it's because of the milk kefir. I have a friend who was healed of a painful condition in her duodenum in 4 days by drinking kefir. After 3 years, she is medication free!


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