Tuesday, October 9, 2012

corn makes me cough

Cigarette Pants- Old Navy; Blouse, Bracelet & Purse- Thrifted; Shoes- Vintage; Necklace- E-Bay; Sunglasses- Zellers; Nail Polish- Inferno by Wet & Wild
Growing up I resisted eating my veggies just like any kid (and now the majority of my diet consists of veggies, go figure!) but my least favourite veggie was corn.  My Mum would buy the frozen corn and serve it plain alongside a starch and meat and I hated the sweet flavour.  One time when I was eating the corn I coughed and from then on declared that 'corn makes me cough' and refused the yellow kernels.  It wasn't until after I got my braces off in High School that I tried my first corn on the cob slathered in butter & salt.  It was love at first bite and now I can say proudly that 'corn makes me salivate'. 

Besides butter (or in my case Earth Balance vegan spread) and sea salt, I also love local corn on the cob flavoured with lime, cayenne powder & cumin. There's a recipe in my Grilling Vegan Style BBQ cookbook that I'm looking forward to testing out next summer- spicy corn with black beans & zucchini!


Now that summer's officially over, I tend to gravitate towards autumn vegetables like butternut squash, rutabagas, turnip & potatoes.  I save the corn for my home decor, like these beautiful ornamental Indian corn I picked up at my local farmer's market that I currently have displayed on my dining room table.  

What's your food relationship with corn?

20 comments:

  1. I'd much rather eat corn on the cob than the frozen stuff! It's really good when grilled. YUM.

    Love your blouse, I love ruffles! The pattern on the pants is fun too!

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  2. Love your pants!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  3. Those pants are fabulous on you. And I love, love, love corn. But, definitely prefer it on the cob as opposed to any other way. Or, even cut off the cob in a fresh side dish. So good!

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  4. Love this look! My parents made corn all the time when I was younger and never really liked it. They always served canned corn. Corn on the cob is a whole other story of awesomeness!

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  5. I'm a corn on the cob kind of girl. Cute pants.

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  6. I'm a big fan of grilled corn and all root veggies....I'm also a big fan of these pants!

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  7. I'm a big fan of grilled corn and all root veggies....I'm also a big fan of these pants!

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  8. I love corn on the cob! It's so delicious. That story was adorable - thank you for sharing. Your pants definitely fit the whole yellow theme as well!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  9. I loooove corn. Corn and I need to get a room.

    Your pants have me swooning here. So attractive. You dress like I would if I were... were... smarter.

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  10. mmmmmm.... corn!! There is nothing I love more than creamed corn. My mother may have forgotten to be home when I showed up for Thanksgiving (she did show up - she'd just made an emergency trip to the grocery store), and snubbed me for my niece and nephew but she did get me creamed corn!!

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  11. those shoes are gorgeous, especially with those pants! and corn is everything to me, haha, I love it in so many things, in my quinoa, in my burritos, on my salad, in my meatloaf... mmmmmm... corn...

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  12. Love, love your pants! You look adorable.

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  13. emily, you look like golden harvest & indian summer! :) it's funny how our food preferences change, isn't it?

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  14. Unless you count potatoes, corn is my favorite veggie. I LOVE it on the cob, with butter and salt, but cumin and lime is delicious too. (I can't imagine it could be bad ANY way!) Now I'm hungry...
    Anyway, I love this look, your pants coordinate with all the pretty leaves!

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  15. I love corn with everything especically in soup with beans. Omg it's so good. Emily I am so tempted to drive to old navy to get those pants. I love em. You look so pretty with blonde hair in autumn. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  16. I don't like it when it's too sweet but otherwise I do eat corn sometimes.. and we even grow it in our garden, to be honest. though Estonian weather tends to be too cold. we'll see how it goes this year.
    anyway, those shoes are beyond gorgeous and I just looove the colour! I also love the necklace.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  17. great outfit and looks great with corn! ha
    brett

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  18. I love love love those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!! O my crimeny - love them!

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  19. I love me some Earth Balance and corn on the cob. :)

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