Peak Season Picks

Peak Season Picks

What are the pros of eating corn? Corn is a good source of antioxidants, it is high in fiber, and it’s naturally gluten free. Corn is also considered a grain and counts toward your recommended servings of whole grains.
How do I purchase the best corn? Check that the corn has been kept cool. Also feel the husk to make sure the kernels are nice and plump. Refrigerate it as soon as you get home and cook it as soon as possible for the sweetest taste.
What is the best way to prepare corn? You can boil, microwave and grill corn on the cob. Corn tastes great in salads, salsas and casseroles. Get creative and have fun cooking with corn this summer.
Interesting corn fact: An ear of corn will always have an even amount of rows. Also, in most countries corn is called maize.

Pair it with these!
19 Crimes Intense, lifted vanilla aromas balanced with riper red to dark berry fruits that rise in defiance from the glass. The vanilla aromatics carry through on the palate and complement subtle flavors of chocolate and cedar spice. Full and round on the palate, with a distinct sweetness giving a rich and round mouthfeel. The palate finishes soft, fruity and so fresh, it should be a crime.
Grilled Street Corn 6 medium ears sweet corn
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk. Rewrap corn in husks; secure with kitchen string. Rinse corn under water, moistening husks. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 20-25 minutes or until tender, turning often.
In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients until blended. Cut string from corn and peel back husks. Spread corn with sour cream mixture. Yield: 6 servings
Why it pairs perfectly The full-bodied flavors of this red blend go well with spicy food. The fruit forward flavors compliment the bold flavors in this zesty street style corn.




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