Better Than Sex?

August 30th, 2014 § 2 comments

Bittersweet sadness. Summer is ending here on Prince Edward Island. In too few days HG/BSK will return to the Land of Enchantment. As the wistful song has it: “The days dwindle down to a precious few.” In the meantime, HG/BSK are eating plenty of incomparable sweet corn from the Deb and Gary and Blum’s trucks in Montague. Yes, it will be many months before HG/BSK and family have another sweet corn orgy. Sweet corn has been particularly good this season. HG/BSK have had much corn on the cob; corn chowder (both clam and cod); corn griddle cakes; peppers and onions with corn kernels; a succotash with yellow beans. A surprise was corn tempura prepared by the magical Japanese chef, HG/BSK’s daughter-in-law Exquisite Maiko. That hit all the taste buttons: crispy, sweet, salty, savory. Garrison Keillor wrote: “People have tried and they have tried but sex is not better than sweet corn.” In HG’s opinion, Keillor overstates, But, then, the sage of “Prairie Home Companion” has not had the benefit of 51 years of marital bliss with BSK.

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§ 2 Responses to Better Than Sex?"

  • Dave Henley says:

    Don’ know much about PEI sweet corn. But we had Olathe sweet corn on several occasions in CO last week. It’s right up there. MJ’s cousin Amy got some at the farmers market in Durango, and the grower was sp proud of it that he supervised how she put it in the sack! Didn’t want the tips of the ears NOR the recyclable bags damaged.

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