Veggie Tips

Basil: The basil needs to be stored dry and cool (not cold).  One way to do this is to put it in water like a flower bouquet in a cool part of the kitchen.  The leaves will turn  black if they are wet and in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Corn: In the class we had last Saturday with Bradley Ogden, he showed us how he takes the kernels off the corn cob.  He boils the corn IN ITS HUSK for 8 minutes.  Then he removes the husk and wipes down the corn with a kitchen rag to remove the silks.  Then he cuts the kernels off.

Flamingo Peppers: This variety is yellow right now — and tastes like a bell pepper.  Soon the peppers will turn orange and then red, getting sweeter every week.

Potatoes: You can make potato salad without mayonnaise if you want.  Cook the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Then sprinkle them with a good olive oil, plus salt and pepper.  Cut corn kernels off the cob and add them to the salad, with a bit of basil and even some of the cherry tomatoes (halve the cherry tomatoes first and flavor them directly with a good salt).