Tomatoes, Strawberries, Sweet Corn and More
We have pears, plums, tomatoes, basil, parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, zuchinni, and more. My grandpa was passionate about sweet corn. It was planted religiously every week in June, and my parents' June wedding in another state was an inadequate excuse--a cause for some grumbling when the corresponding week without corn arrived later that August. It was critical--of the ESSENCE--that the corn be fresh. How fresh? The liturgy I grew up hearing was this: "You start the water to boil and then go out to harvest. If you drop an ear on the way back to the house, you don't stop to pick it up." In that spirit, for the rest of today our sweet corn will be harvested on demand. Get a free ear if you say, "the water is on to boil!"