Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Fun going on Hiatus

Ok, gang, I love y'all, but it's too hot to cook. It's too hot to THINK about cooking. It's especially too hot to try to be creative about food and cooking.

Therefore, Wednesday Fun is going to be taking a bit of a summer hiatus (and sanity break). If you've got comments about what you like about WF, what you'd like to see come the fall, or would like to volunteer to take a month or a monthly series (like ShoNuff's restaurant reviews, but whatever you'd like), please let me know.

OF COURSE, please do feel free to keep posting recipes, questions, cool food links, etc.!!!!

See you in the fall!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fresh Corn Sauté

I am usually not one to mess with fresh corn, because I love it just how it is, but the thyme in this recipe makes it very tasty!

Fresh Corn Sauté

1 bacon slice
(recipe calls for "Applewood smoked", but I think regular is fine)
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon slice from pan; crumble.

2. Add onion and bell pepper to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add corn and next 3 ingredients; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in crumbled bacon.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size 1/2 cup)
Per serving: CAL 104; FAT 3.5g; PRO 3.4g; CARB 17.5g; FIB 2.8g; CHOL 3.3mg; IRON 0.6mg; SOD 184 mg; CALC 16 mg

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Fun #139 - Very Many Veggies!

Ok, gang, in honor of July's theme being "Vegetable Side Dishes," I'd like to hear how many vegetables you can name! I mean, there are a LOT of vegetables in this world! Don't forget that you get extra bonus cool points if your veggies all relate in some way - all orange, start with the same letter or sound, all stalks or roots, whatever.

Name (at least) 3 vegetables!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Theme - Garden Bounty

Happy July to you all! I don't know about you, but my garden's finally starting to produce some yummy food. My tiny green beans are stretching out, the peas are flowering, the tomatoes are growing! I know the season's marching on for our CSA as well, since the boxes are getting fuller and heavier.

Now, you might get your summer garden goodies from your own garden, the farmers' market, your CSA, or even the grocery store, but they are on their way! Hooray! So for July, our theme is Garden Bounty. What do you do with your veggies? "Real" recipes or just hints & tips - it's all good!

No big list of current recipes - instead, just click here or on the "Vegetable Side Dish" tag over in the right side bar.

Now, let's see those recipes!