Tuesday, July 8, 2008


You know my favorite part of Summer is when the Fresh Corn comes in. It is a weakness for me. I so love to eat it. I like yellow corn boiled or roasted on the cob with lots of butter. I like white corn cut off the cob and fried. I like to serve this with fresh homegrown sliced tomatoes and bacon fried nice and crisp. I really do not care what time of the day it is. I can eat this meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

I just felt like sharing something fun with you. Want to play along??? What is your favorite summer time food and how do you prepare it??


The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh YUM! I could talk about food forever... Love fresh corn too!!! MMmmmmmmmmmmm.....other summer foods I love are any kind of berry, but especially raspberries, and home grown tomatoes (bliss with olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper and mozzarella, mmmmmmm)

Donna said...

Fried chicken...and Big Red Ice Cream!!LOL....happy day sweetie! I Love corn to!!hughugs

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love having backyard parties with the neighbors. We could eat just about anything and it'd be fun but I like to make bacon cheesburgers with the cheese hidden in the middle of the burger! The real hidden ingredient though is the worcestershire sauce. They can be made in the oven and still taste like they were grilled. Have a great afternoon. Blessings... Polly

Merci-Notes said...

Sure would love to share my favorite summertime food!
Fried Green tomatoes!!! NOT LIKE THE MOVIE)
~Take a green tomatoe with a blush of ~pink coming on it!
~slice ~1/4" thick, no thicker
~dip in flower
~salt and pepper each side
~fry in the god old iron fry pan until golden brown.

Have you tried: grilling your corn, husk off, rubbing a cut lime all over it that was dipped in chillie powder? my neighbor from India taught me that one, she also uses an Indian spice.

Marie said...

I love corn, which is why we plant rows and rows of it in our garden. No corn yet, but it is doing really good. Can't wait to taste that yummy corn!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

For me summer means a huge BLT with mayo and an icy cold lemonade to wash it down, ohhh how sweet it is!!
And corn who dose not like corn but ya know I found these steam bags from ziplock wow they cook 4 ears in 8 minutes no boiling allll the flavor locked in!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Mary!

My dear sister is a corn lover too! As a matter of fact she adores it, especially creamed corn! :o) My favorite summertime food is an easy one! It's watermelon, oh how I love watermelon! During summer it is breakfast for me a many mornings, and it is also a snack at night! Well I could eat it anytime!!



KarenHarveyCox said...

Mary, I went to the market to buy some fresh lettuce and green beans, and they had the coolest thing. A few ears of corn just ready for popping. You the dried ear of corn in a paper bag and put it in the microwave for about 4 minutes. It was so fun to see the popped kernals still on the cobb. It tasted so fresh.

P.S. I have an award for you on my post today. So, please stop by and take it home. Karen

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Yes! Fresh Corn. Vine Ripened Tomatoes with fresh basil and olive oil...

Denise said...

Watermellon on a stick.....Watermellon half with a spoon! Watermellow wedges with salt! Watermellow balls (if you have the time) Watermellon Yellow.....Watermellon Red...... hahahahh can you guess what my favorite food is? AND I have never heard of FRIED corn.... I am going to try that!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Mary Isabelle!
Thanks for stopping by to see me! I have entered you in my giveaway and wish you luck!
Love your blog! It brings back wonderful childhood memories for me and my husband, he lived on a farm and had a RR tracks behind the house and the same HUGE garden, that always needed hoed. What a great story about your dad on the 4th of July!
I'm going to try your green pea salad recipe, that sounds wonderful. My favorite food is one that my hubby makes, his fried chicken in his mom's iron skillet, well actually his maternal grandma's skillet. MMM-MMM finger licken' good!!
Love your blog!
Hugs, Sherry

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

That sounds really really yummy! My favorite summer dish is salad. Big chunks of tomatoes and cheese, red onion and bell pepper slices and tons of ranch dressing and bacon bits :) I love fruit salad too, with fresh melon and banana slices. Oh I just made myself hungry again! LOL!


Katherines Dream said...

Gosh Mary there are some great idea's here!
I cano't think of one favorite summer food.....I have lots..but the wonderful fresh salads with dressings are nice and boiled egg's in the salad as well!!!fat juicy Olives....cherrys, strawberrys....all berrys.
By the way...do have a go with the coconut oil...I am so impressed by the improvemnet to my skin and hair! the virgin oil is nice to cook with too,
Carol x

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Grilled hamburgers! With all the sides :)which means good old summer tomatoes.

Sandi McBride said...

and a good thick slice of green bell pepper to go with that corn!!!

Daughter of the King said...

Think mine would be Watermelon..but I truly prefer it at room temperature

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhh yummy!!!!!

M ^..^

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Fried corn...never done that before, but I'm going to have to remember it because it sure sounds great. I love corn season, too, but I have to wait another month.

Enjoy some for me!

Becky K. said...

I am beginning to see the corn stands out and about here in PA.
Yum. I just told Mom this evening that we will have to get some for our next shared meal.

In the summer I love to make Taco Salad and Grilled Chicken Salad. I also love fried zucchini and zucchini bread!

Becky K.

Nnairda's said...

We just had fried corn Wednesday night. I love it! Had some roasted corn Saturday at an open flea market and it was sooooooo good!

Enjoy your weekend!!


Mary said...

Mary Isabella,

It will be another month or so before the local sweet corn is ripe. It is one of my favorite foods.

The boys and I planted some tomatoes and they will be ready about the same time as the corn. I can hardly wait. Mmm! Delicious.


vivian said...

hello there! I dont think we've crossed paths in a bit! but I found you again. I think I need to add you to my side bar this time!
summer favorite foods.... icecream! corn on the cob, yellow squash, peaches!!!! tomatos.. hamburgers and hotdogs! brocoli salad, potato salad..
ok.. hungry now.. gotta go eat breakfast!!

Jackie said...

My favorite summer food is whatever my husband cooks on the grill. That means I don't have to cook.

God bless.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love summer corn too. My favorite summer food are melons. I could eat barbecue chicken, corn and melon every night and be happy.

PEA said...

I love corn on the cob as well, with lots of butter and salt! Yummm! I've never fried corn and actually just heard about doing that on another blog..will have to try it one day. Our local corn isn't ready yet so I'm impatiently waiting for it to be available!!! My favourite summer food has to be a hamburger grilled on the barbecue and the bun toasted as well...with my own tomatoes and green onions...drooling now!!! xoxo

Sandi McBride said...

Oh yes, fresh corn...and I peel back the husk, clean off the silk, pull the husk back up bag and freeze it and it's like summer all over again in the winter! My favorite summer fare? Watermelon, to prepare drop down into a squat, drop the melon hard enough on the ground to split it, dig in with both hands...nothing ladylike about it but it's how my Grandfather taught us to eat them...lucky I have my saltshaker in my pocket! Never had watermelon with salt? What are you waiting for?

bluemuf said...

Mary, Fresh corn is also one of my favourite foods. A great summer meal would be bar-b-qued ribs, fresh corn and potato salad.

It was fun reading everyones summer meals.

Hugs Karen

Judy Hartman said...

Hello Mary Isabella,
What a lovely blog you have!!
Thank you for visiting mine, and I'm sorry that you didn't win my giveaway.
My favorite summer food is a juicy peach! Directions: let ripen and enjoy!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love corn too ..I prefer to cut it off the cob and I like white the best! Have a great weekend!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my, how to choose just one....fresh blueberries that you pick yourself so they are extra sweet, strawberries too, and of course, sweet corn! But my favorite is a BLT on home made bread with home grown tomatoes. I can even eat them without the bacon, just lettuce & tomatoes! Delish!

sparkle jars said...

I'm so glad you introduced yourself. I too love corn...fresh corn...my favorite summertime treat. My neighbor's homegrown tomatoes are also wonderful!

dewy23 said...

mmmm I love Jersey corn with butter its only around for a short time...so some nights we just have corn for dinner!

Mary said...

Mary Isabella,

Thank you so much for your comments on my new blog look. I really appreciate it.

Blessings for a great week.

Anonymous said...

gosh coming from the country this is to hard. I crave the days at home in my moms kitchen with fresh peas,corn,fried okra,Watermelon,Fried squash and yes cornbread.But the one thing thats says summer is her is a fresh tomato sandwich with mayo.

Becky said...

I see you've already been nominated for the brilliant Weblog award. But I had to add you to my list too. You've earned it.



Thats sound yummy to me also. I'll join you anytime.lol Have a very good week. connie from texas

Vallen said...

Me, too. I love corn. And I've been known to eat an ear or two for breakfast. Can't wait for it to be made into flakes!!

Sugar Bear said...

I agree! Fresh farm corn on the cob is one of the great treats of summer!

sparkle jars said...

Hi-It's Gayle from Sparkle Jars. I am enjoying reading all of your wonderful posts so much.

PAT said...

Hi Mary Isabella

The corn sounds so good. I love it cut off the cob too and on the cob. Fresh corn, so good!

I popped by to tell you I've published my 200th post. I hope you will be able to come by and sign up for a little giveaway I'm doing in celebration of the post!

Have a wonderful week!

willzmom said...

Favorite summer food? Mine would tomatoes! I like watermelon and corn and fresh berries-but tomatoes are my favorite. I love them many ways but I love to have a BLT-even for breakfast-yummy!

jennifer said...

You made me crave corn! BAD! I am trying to do low carb right now so, no corn for me :(

PLEASE eat some for me, OK?


Neutral Dwelling said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm so many favorites! But I do love fresh sliced tomatoes from the garden!

Julie said...

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Babydoll said...

OK, so you are making me hungry!!! I love fresh corn! :)

Sand Flat Farm said...

Fresh corn is the BEST! I also love peaches. I stood beside my peach tree yesterday evening and ate several right off the tree! Juice dripping down my arm. It was their first season and they were little, but oh so good! Watermelon with salt and fresh tomatoes are wonderful, too! Hugs - Vickie

blessedwith5 said...

Thanks for stopping in to my blog and for the congrats! I love meeting new friends!

Bella said...

I love a toasted tomato sandwich with Miracle Whip...fresh tomatoes of course! It just hits the spot! Have a great day!

justabeachkat said...


I love corn too. I've been able to buy some really good and sweet ears lately and we've enjoyed them so much. I love making BLT's when the tomatoes are good with some good crispy bacon. Another favorite is watermelon.


Dolly said...

Veggies fresh from the garden are my summer food favorites!

One of my favorite summer dishes is fried zucchinni!

Fresh zucchinni, Sliced thick or thin...dredge thru an egg and then flour then fry in oil till golden brown.....yummy topped with a touch of butter and salt n pepper!

My mouth is watering!


Mary Isabella said...

I also love corn. I also love strawberries and watermelon. they are yummy.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Mary I am so happy that your meeting went so well. That is a large number of children to be in Bible School. I am sure you did a wonderful job. Have a lovely week. Karen