Archive for July, 2011

project 365: week thirty: July 23rd, 2011 – July 29th, 2011

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
July 23rd, 2011 Collecting some chive seeds.
July 24th, 2011 Rebecca tries to catch some baby bass.
July 25th, 2011 Rebecca picks thimbleberries and raspberries for making jam in the rain.
July 26th, 2011 Watercolour painting with Christine in the porch.
July 27th, 2011 We made a quick trip to Furnace Falls for a little wading. Check out Ontario Waterfalls on facebook and twitter for details.
July 28th, 2011 Milk Monster Vs the Zucchini!
July 29th, 2011 Rain at the cottage brings a gazillion handsome frogs!

summertime bbq grilled sweet corn on the cob

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Sweet Corn is just coming into season here in Ontario.  A little late because of our cold wet spring but it seems that the recent heat wave is helping out.  Our favourite way to prepare a cob of corn is to grill it on the bbq.  It’s really very easy and keeps you from steaming up your kitchen in this heat.

You’ll need some fresh ears of corn, some lemon juice, butter and salt and pepper.

Peel off the outer husks, any dry silk, peel back the remaining husk and silk a bit to let the water in and then soak the cobs in some lemony water for about 20 minutes.  

With your grill preheated to at least 375c, throw on your wet corn for 15 minutes. You can roll it around a bit but it really doesn’t matter. When the rest of your meal is almost done, peel off some or all of the husk and grill it for another few minutes. This will give you the nice grill marks on your perfectly steamed-in-the-husk corn.

Serve with butter and salt and pepper to taste.

I always do one extra cob to use on a salad or in another meal like