Fresh Corn

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

Fresh Corn and tomato salad

This pleasing combination of two of summer’s premier bumper crops—corn and tomatoes—makes for a delightful late summer salad. more→


Creamy Corn Chowder

Pureed silken tofu is a superb base for creamy soups, such as chowders. It provides substance without the need for thickening. The mild, familiar flavors will entice kids of all ages to enjoy a soothing bowl of soup. more→


Corn Salad with Snow Peas

Corn and snow pea salad

Here’s a great way to highlight fresh corn in a summer salad. Crisp snow peas, cabbage, and bell peppers meld nicely with the sweetness of corn kernels. more→


Southern-Style Succotash

Okra and green tomatoes

It should come as no surprise that okra is the characteristic ingredient in this southern variation on succotash. If you like okra (and admittedly, not everyone does), you’ll enjoy this dish. more→


Pennsylvania Dutch Succotash

Fresh corn on the cob

The Pennsylvania Dutch variety of succotash typifies the style of that cuisine—filling and simply seasoned, but not bland, with a pleasant combination of flavorful vegetables. more→


Creole Corn Maque Choux

This classic side dish was adapted by Creole cooks from a dish made by the Native Americans who populated southwest Louisiana. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian. more→


Corn-Stuffed Peppers

Corn-stuffed bell peppers recipe

This attractive recipe is quite common in old southern cookbooks. I suggest making it in late summer, when the evenings begin getting cool enough to allow  baking. Using fresh sweet corn and a combination of both green and red bell peppers, this colorful preparation is an enticing dish for company.



Fresh Tomato and Corn Soup

Fresh tomatoes in a basket

This soup is slightly labor intensive. But if you want to immerse yourself in the summery, sensory experience of peeling fresh tomatoes and scraping kernels off of corn cobs, you won’t regret it. This is an appealing accompaniment to a late summer meal of grilled vegetables and veggie burgers. more→