August 7, 2010

Silver Queen ...

Silver Queen ... as in corn !!
Happy Silver Sunday everyone ... I was a little at odds today for my "Silver" post ... I'm out of traditional silver to show, but I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my other silver passions ... a summer time tradition of eating lot and lots of Silver Queen Corn.

A true Jeresy girl has to have her fresh, locally grown corn and tomatoes every year and the Silver Queen variety is my favorite, tender and very sweet.
I pick mine up at the Farmer's market in town each Saturday morning ... it arrives by the truck load ... and these trucks full of corn will be gone before 10am. Early bird definitely catches the worm here.
{just not in my corn please!}

I bought extra this weekend for a little BBQ we are having with friends ... I'll cook most of the corn the "regular" way, for slathering with butter and salt ... and I'll reserve a few pieces to make more of the relish recipe I've posted below ... very simple and delish over grilled chicken breasts ... plus it's peach season too!

Simple Peach,Sweet Corn and Jalapeno Relish:

  • 3 ripe peaches, diced
  • 3 ears sweet corn, cooked cut off cob {I like to roast on grill for a bit}
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno (about 1 1/2 teaspoons), seeded and diced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Chill until ready to serve, best when made a day or two in advance.

Do you have a favorite corn recipe? Send it my way ... I'd like to try some new ideas. Do you have any interesting ways you top off your corn on the cob? Pass those suggestions along as well .... I tried butter, lime and Cayenne pepper before, yummy! I've also heard a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is really good.

Well, I gotta run ... I've got a bushel of corn to husk and it's not going to do it by itself! 

Have a sweet summer weekend and pop on by Beth's blog to get a taste of some "real" silver goodies!!


  1. That photo of the silver queen corn in the silver bucket is a great photo. I like that it is different. Thanks for sharing...Julian

  2. Oh what a great post, I am so happy I found your blog! Thank you for sharing that wonderful recipe, I'll be trying it right away! Love the fabulous photographs!


  3. "LOVE IT"!!! Ok what is NOT TO LOVE about CORN! and I too adore different, and "this is it"!!! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend,
    Donna@Conghaile Cottage

  4. You look like a sweet little farm girl all ready to pick up the veggies for the day and toting flowers too.

    Love that silver queen corn. Great post.


  5. Great photos as usual. We don't have silver corn here in the UK, at least I don't think we do. Am afraid I just have corn off the barbecue just as it comes with butter, salt and pepper. Pretty bland compared to yours. Have a great time. Annette x

  6. Oh this looks wonderful! I will be trying it soon.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Love your corn bouquet arrangement! And the relish looks yummy -- thanks for the recipe!

  8. Wonderful photo's
    yummy recipe!!

  9. Hi Jill, you look adorable! LOVE all that corn, can't get enough of it this time of year either... I buy lots and blanche it and take the corn off the cob and freeze it so in the midst of winter we can "pretend" it's summer and eat fresh corn! I also love those gorgeous sunflowers! xoxo Julie Marie PS I have tons of vintage recipes using corn that I have bought the recipe boxes at estate sales etc... I will browse through them and email you any that sound super yummy!

  10. Love. love. love the silver queen corn in the sterling silver champagne bucket! Perfect...
    and FUN!

  11. Sounds so yummy, and love the silver bucket. Great way to show it off.

  12. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  14. You look adorable, about 10 minutes down the street we also have a pick your own strawberries, corn, raspberries etc. The have a truck that is overflowing as well as a little shed that they sell the item that is in abundance at the moment right across the street from the entrance. You have got me craving some corn...I'm heading there tomorrow!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, your so deserve it, especially after that huge job of sending out swap partners...your the bestest xOxO

  15. Yum, you've made me hungry for corn, I love it with lots of butter and salt, but I'll have to try the it with butter, lime, & Cayenne pepper that sounds good! I just love the corn displayed in the beautiful silver, what a cute ideal!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

  16. Silver queen corn is my favorite. I make a side with silver queen corn, green peppers, onions and tomatoes that is my childrens favorite. Thanks for sharing and it looks elegant in that silver bucket. ~~Sherry~~

  17. the corn in the silver urn! And I love non traditional silver post too as in mine today. LOL....very non traditional! We had our SQ corn last night too along with cowboy caviar and peach salsa. I have been a salsa making Momma lately. Happy Silver Sunda.

  18. Such a Sweet Post ~ Love the Silver Queen in the Silver Treasure & the Recipe.... I will certainly give this a try ~ Yum
    Thanks for sharing

  19. Oh how I miss those wonderful Jersey 'maters and corn !!!
    Here is a recipe from the deep South:
    deep fryer or frying pan filled w/vegetable oil
    1 cup unbleached flour
    1/2 cup milk
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    2 large eggs
    1 cup whole kernel corn

    Heat the oil to 370°. Beat remaining ingredients, except corn, together until smooth then add corn. Drop by level Tablespoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry until golden and completely cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels

    Hope you will try and enjoy this... I like to add pepper to mine.

  20. Soooo glad I found your blog! Love all of your pics, and your jewelry is just darn awesome!! Look forward to following your blog and would love to have you follow ours!!
    For the love of junkin! Cathy

  21. Jill, this is the cutest post! And I love sweet summer corn on the cob. Beautiful sunflowers and great photo!
    I'm late arriving and posting for Silver Sunday this month, but hope you will stop by for a visit. I'm sharing some recent sliver finds. ~ Sarah


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