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This is one of my favorite things to make in the summer when the tomatoes from the garden and ripe and fresh! This tomato and corn scramble is really easy to make and is super delicious! It is fabulous as a side, or even on it’s own for a light lunch or snack. It would also be great to bring to your next summer barbecue, everyone just loves it! I have made this dish at different times of the year, but the best flavor you are going to get is from your peak summer corn and tomatoes. If you try any new recipe this summer, this is the one you should definitely go for. It’s so darn good!
8 Ears of Corn
4 Vine ripened fresh tomatoes
4-5 Green Onions
2TBSP Olive Oil
2TBSP White Balsamic Vinegar
3 TBSP Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
First slice all the kernels off of the corn cobs, chop up your green onions and tomatoes. In a large bowl mix vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper, with a wire whisk, then add tomatoes to the bowl and set aside. Melt butter over medium heat, then add green onions and saute for a couple of minutes until they are tender. Then, add corn to your skillet. Saute corn until it’s just tender crisp, around 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature. Then add the corn mixture to the bowl of your tomato mixture. Serve at room temperature, which I prefer, or you can chill and serve it cold. It’s delicious either way! Summer in a bowl! Enjoy!
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In honor of the Independance Day Celebrations tommorow, todays tip is on how to get great pictures of fireworks. If you have a DSLR camera put it on a tripod. You need to use a cable release. Set your camera to manual, your shutter speed to the bulb setting, and your ISO to 100. Start with your aperature at around f-11, then set your lens to the widest angle, ie. 16mm,24mm,28mm ect. When the fireworks shoot up press your shutter release, when the fireworks stop release your shutter release. If your images are too dark, try opening your lens more, and if they are too light shut your lens down more. And there you have it, an easy tip for getting beautiful shots at your local fireworks display show this July 4th!
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
One of my favorite new kitchen gadgets is my instant frozen pop maker! I love fruit pops in the summer! I wanted to try a layered pop, and found a great recipe on Zoku’s blog for triple layer berries and cream pops. These are so easy, tasty, and they look fantastic! Great for any fourth of July bash, don’t you think! If you have an instant frozen pop maker, great, but you can still do these with regular popsicle molds as well. You could also use any type of fruit layers you like. The possibilities are endless!
1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries
1/4 Cup Fresh Strawberries
A Splash of Apple Juice
2&1/4 Tablespoons of Milk
2&1/2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
1&1/2 Tablespoons of Sugar
1&1/2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
First puree your blueberries with a splash of apple juice. Once they are nice and pureed pour into your pop molds filling up 1/3 of the mold. Let freeze. Add sticks to mold.
For the second layer mix milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla until well incorporated, then pour into pop molds filling until only 1/3 of the mold is left. Let freeze.
For the third layer puree strawberries with a splash of apple juice. Once nice and pureed carefully pour into the pop molds filling to just right at the top. Let freeze. Serve and enjoy this lovely summer pop!
Today we were able to go down to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. This is always one of my favorite places to go, especially in the summertime when they have the best assortment of vegetabls and fruits! There is nothing quite like fresh summer tomatoes! And in our family at least, nothing better and sweeter than ripe summer watermelon(our chickens love it too!)