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Old 08-03-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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21 meals of new corn processed and put in the freezer. Cost $6.00 and bought 4 dozen. Now on to chili sauce and sweet pickle relish. Haven't done this in years. Fun. Getting into my retirement groove.


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Old 08-03-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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This must have been "Freeze Corn Saturday". I put up two dozen ears that a former student gave me. Can't turn down free.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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Four dozen cobs of corn for $6?! That is a really good deal. Around here it is about $4 a dozen.
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Local corn and going to buy more. It is good.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:23 AM
 
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You are fortunate— the $4/dz. is local grower. And it never goes on sale. That being said, this particular grower grows the absolutely sweetest corn ever so we buy, freeze and enjoy year round. We even have a friend who won’t buy it because he claims it is too sweet


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Old 08-04-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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Okay, how do you freeze a cob of corn? Not a trick question. I just admire anyone who knows HOW to do this. We get great corn here, but I've never frozen it.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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my grandmother's recipe over 100 years old. 36 c. corn cut off the cob. That is about 4 dozen depending on size of the cob. I usually buy 5. Put in a large roasting pan and stir in 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. I use hot water so the sugar melts. Place in preheated 350 degree oven uncovered. Stir every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Place in sink of very cold water. I use ice cubes to make the corn stop cooking and stir it up every few minutes. Bag in the amount you want when cool. Hope this helps. I won't even begin to tell you how grandma wrote recipes out. A bushel of corn? Thank heavens my mom and aunts interpreted these directions and at least gave me a chance to follow them.
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Strawberry jam...
Old 08-04-2019, 05:22 PM
 
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I just made 34 pint jars of strawberry jam (freezer jam.) I haven't done that in years...nice to have both the time and the energy
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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I can't even imagine doing this on/in a wood stove. Probably done outside on an open fire. My grandparents still had a wood stove that they used when I was a child although they did have a gas range that needed the pilot light lit. Yup, Cousin and I did blow it up. Lived to tell the tale. Such fabulous memories of my grandparents.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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That's amazing. Strawberries are done here and I missed out but do still have a few jars in the freezer from last year. Chili sauce and sweet pickle relish are next on my list.


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Old 08-04-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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When we freeze corn I just boil it for about 3-5 minutes and then plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Then I let them drain off on my cutting board and cut it off the cob. (I hold the cob upright in a big bowl in the sink and run a sharp knife down the cob — all the splatters are in the bowl or sink and not all over my backsplash ) Since it is just the two of it, I put two cobs worth in each ziploc bag and freeze.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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...I hadn't thought of strawberries until I was cleaning out the freezer in the barn and found four jars of the last batch I did two years ago - it was so good that I figured what the heck, I have the time, so I might as well make another batch.
I think I blew it when I made freezer jam, though - here in California they have been threatening to turn off the power for as long as a week, so I should have canned them with a hot water bath. I might have to give away a lot of jam...sigh...
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