Who knew corn on the cob and lime-flavoured butter would be so popular? But they were (and if you missed them, you can read about them here), so here’s a couple of other summer cooking tips.
1. Corn Peeler
If you have children a certain age, they may have a mouth full of metal. And if you’re a young adult, you may have some left-over metal to keep everything in place. And that means no corn on the cob for you. Or more precisely, it means no eating corn right off the cob. Don’t despair…we have the technology.
The OXO Good Grips Corn Peeler (there are lots of variations of this around) strips the corn off the cob for those who can’t gnaw away on a cob. (This also makes a great stocking stuffer, and it’s not too early to think about that.)
Most stores that sell kitchen gadgets will have some kind of corn stripper.
2. Montreal Steak Spice
If you’re reading our blog from somewhere other than Canada, you may not be able to find this at your local grocer, but you’ll be able to find it online (Amazon sells it…of course they do – they sell everything). My kitchen is never without this spice.
Not only is it the most perfect seasoning – the only seasoning you’ll ever need for steak – it’s also stellar in hamburger patties.
3. President’s Choice Sea Salts with Fresh Herbs
This is a great spice to use all year, but it’s especially good in salad. Feeling lazy (we could never relate to that), short on time (again, that never happens to us), throw some of this into a pre-made salad, drizzle some olive oil and a bit of lime juice and voilà – a perfect salad!
Or throw it in an omelette, a quiche, on a chicken breast or maybe even a fish fillet (I don’t eat fish, so I’ve never tried that, but I’m sure it’s great), or hamburger patties when you’re out of Montreal Steak Spice.