Farmers Market Fare #11

Watermelon marks the pinnacle of summer© Piotr Antonów |

Summer’s bounty is starting to arrive at the market. This means corn, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash and melons for most of us. In other words, Picnic Season! This week’s round up of posts is a bit light due to the holiday, so I wanted to share some favorite links to summer recipes as well as our guest posts.

If you want to make something besides corn on the cob, this is an easy and tasty recipe for those fresh ears arriving at the market:

Baked Corn and Basil
Kernels and milk from seven ears of fresh corn
1/2 cup cream
3/4 cup two percent milk
3 eggs
1/2 cup basil
1 tbs. corn meal
3 tbs. flour
1 tbs. sugar
1 tbs. honey
1/2 tsp kosher salt
pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350.

Pulse half the corn in food processor until chopped fine, but not total mush. Add basil and pulse a couple more times until chopped. Put back in bowl with other corn. Add the dry ingredients like flour, sugar, salt, cornmeal and pepper. Mix. Add honey. Add the eggs and cream and milk and fold together. Pour into a two-and-a-half quart shallow baking dish. Bake in oven for about one hour until edges are puffed and brown and center is set. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. You can also use individual ramekins to make this a nice dinner party dish.

Links and posts after the jump.

Jen Carlile presents Dilly Wax Beans posted at Modern Beet.

Great Summer Recipes from Fellow Bloggers:
Food Blogga has some fantastic ideas for picnic staples like watermelon and potato salads. Try Tacos with Watermelon-Mango-Jicama Salsa and Patriotic Potato Salad.

Kalyn Denny posts with several new takes on coleslaw including such intriguing recipes as Lime and Peanut Slaw and Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Cranberries.

Cleaner Plate Club with Watermelonade.

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2 thoughts on “Farmers Market Fare #11”

  1. great recipe, Beth. I’ll have to file that one away. I love fresh corn, but have always hated eating corn on the cob – those bits of fibers getting caught between my teeth is a hair-raising sensation.

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