I spent 2 years of my childhood in a rural area surrounded by fields of corn (yup, you guessed it, it was Nebraska). We went to a corn festival and had sweet buttered corn on the cob and tamales.
Then I started wondering what do they do with corn husks besides make tamales? They dry like paper so there must be some market for them, right? I googled it. Turns out you can save the husks and use them for stocks and soup, and you can even use the silks for a light and sweet corn flavor in salads or with a veggie dish. Love it!
Corn pudding in husks
“You can make sweet corn pudding in dried corn husks.”
We are so lucky to live where we live, in Malibu, California, & to have the friends that we have here. Bill & I had thought about having our own little farm out here, but it's just too much with work & the kids & then our relationship, too.
I recently took my niece to her first pumpkin patch. Before we went I spent some time teaching her about all things pumpkin. We learned about pumpkin pie, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin seeds and other gourds.
One set of my Grandparents moved to Illinois when I was a small child, but lucky for my family, we already had a pair of Grandparents who were thriving from their Grade-A dairy farm and cashing cropping that they also did.