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Just look at this seed head

Posted: Yesterday at 22:23

Amazing.  Looks like a 1930's brooch.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:14

Hi Hostafan - Yes, I take off all the outside foliage and the hairy/stringy/tasselly bits that are in between the individual corns - well as much as possible anyway.  If I get all the plastic bags ready before I go down to the allotment to pick the cobs they are in the freezer before you can say Jack Robinson and that helps them to keep their sweetness.

praying mantis in my lime tree

Posted: Yesterday at 17:35

She's big - where do you live Kelly? 

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:46

Fluerisa -  I take the cob/s from the freezer and straight away put them  in a pan of already boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.  I find there is no need to defrost.  I eat them just as they are with those little cob forks at either end but OH smothers them in butter.

Hope that helps.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:43

Yes, Philippa this is such a fast moving forum that posts often get crossed so answers look duplicated  

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:34

I'm the cook and gardener so time is of the essence. The cobs are picked on the allotment and rushed home at top speeeeed (bike)  cleaned popped in freezer bags and put in the freeze at oncer.  As they taste absolutely delicious and sweet I see no need to blanche them.  You could try both methods Hostafan and label them appropriately and compare the results.   

Two plants that I need IDing.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:27

Just wondering if the first one might be one of the bottle brush plants, but as it hasn't flowered a bit difficult to tell -  a long shot I know.j 

Pretty plants for Privacy

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:19

Is it possible to have a couple pf  photos of the site in question to give forum members an idea of what it looks like now, then hopefully you will get some replies.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:48

I don't bother with blanching, just straight in the freezer as quickly as possible to retain the sugars.  I have been doing it this way for years.  Like Busy Lizzie, in sealed plastic bags. 

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:58

Not many swallows and house martins in the sky today either.  Looks like they are departing earlier than normal like the swifts did.  I always feel sad when they go back home to South Africa.

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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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