ALWAYS HAVE AN ADULT HELPING YOU IN THE KITCHEN
We stopped by Freshfields (farm in Ramsey) before coming to Cubs to see how the pumpkins are growing & also to get some yummy sweetcorn straight from the field. it's 25p per cob so cheaper than the supermarket & grown on our doorsteps!
Farmer Rob is pleased with this years Pumpkin crop which will be better than last year ..so I'd better get ready for some pumpkin carving practice soon!
Wash your hands, strip cobs of leaves & corn strings, give them a rinse in cold water & get an adult to cut them in half...
Anyhow, cooking corn on the cob is easy, we pop about 1.5 inches of hot water in the rice cooker, pop the vegetable steamer in & we just let the steamer do it's thing!
..they don't dry out as they simply steam slowly, then after around 20 minutes (or an hour if you are feeling lazy) we take them out & add some butter or flavoured butter & pepper. if you need to cook them early & leave them steaming & warm for several hour just remember to top up the water in your rice cooker or it will steam itself dry!
Using a steamer uses less water than boiling it on a stove & doesn't make your corn soggy! ..if you have a rice cooker or a veg steamer try it!
With a home-made pizza in the oven it makes for a tasty ,quick & simple meal (especially on pack meeting nights)
can't get simpler than that can it!? ..give it a try & let me know how you got on.
Left-over corn -cobs go to our dogs to chew on or straight into our wormery for composting, ..don't forget to recycle your corn cobs, husks & leaves .
Have you got a favourite food idea you make & would like to share? ..take a picture next time you make it & share with the pack!