If you have followed this blog for more than two minutes….you may have heard….
….I live in the country.
I might have mentioned that before.
A few 100 times.
And where I live….we really don’t have drive-through diet cokes or Target or movie theaters or fast-food restaurants or four-lane roads…..
…..or stop lights.
Except the kind that blink yellow.
And we only have two of those. 🙂
But does all of that even matter?
Because we have something so much better.
Because in the country we have fresh.
Fresh air and fresh flowers and fresh eggs….
….and bushels and bushels of fresh vegetables.
And this is the season for tomatoes and cucumbers and corn.
Have you ever tasted corn picked straight from the field?
Glorious, wonderful, crunchy corn that tastes better than anything that you find in the produce aisle at the grocery store.
Here’s what the corn looked like yesterday when I started to shuck it.
Absolutely, positively fresh.
And here’s how we fix our fresh corn in the country.
It’s how to grill corn (perfectly).
Now that I’ve lived in the country for almost seven years I realize that fresh vegetables in season trump Target and movie theaters and diet coke any day of the week.
And besides….isn’t having a restaurant around the corner a little over-rated?
I mean….after all….we do have that gas station pizza. 🙂
PS I picked some of these, too, yesterday. And they smell almost as good as the corn. 🙂