John T.:  “Given yesterday’s post [Summer Recipes], I’m assuming you haven’t yet seen what might well be the easiest shucking technique for microwave corn.  After cooking, cut off a bit of the base, grab the tassel-end with a kitchen towel, and squeeze out a nice, hot, tassel-free ear of corn.”

Mike Rutkaus:  “Simplify even more, don’t shuck the corn, pull all the husk back over the stem—voila! It’s a handle.”

Simpler still . . .

Michael Myler:  “You can eat corn raw, right off the plant.  I just found this out a few years ago and is my favorite way to eat it now.”

Greg Buliavac:  “I’m currently in a weight loss program.  (HMR Weight Management, if I’m allowed to plug.)  In an amazing coincidence of timing, at last night’s class, they showed this Youtube.  I think it elevates your “Cooking Like a Guy” corn recipe to the next level.”

☞  Validates everything I’ve been saying.  Except . . . do two ears of corn really take twice as long to cook as one?  I thought it was more like First Class postage, where the first ounce costs 46 cents and each additional is just 20 cents.

BAKLAVA

Chris Anderson:  “In spite of having once enjoyed the taste, I no longer order, touch, or eat baklava because I am allergic to walnuts, so, in addition to the simplicity of the recipe, an added benefit of your Cooking Like a Guy™ method is that one can choose granola without walnuts! When is the Cooking Like a Guy™ (if using Windows, hold down the ALT-key and, using the numeric keypad, type 0153 for the TM symbol) book coming out?”

☞ As soon as I can figure out a manly way to make a souffle.

QUOTE OF THE (YESTER)DAY

Chip Ellis:  “I don’t know if you see the Quote of the Day on your web page. I also do not know if readers gets the same quote as other readers on a given day.  No matter,  I am sure you will agree that yesterday’s quote was comment-worthy” . . .

There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. ~William Jennings Bryan, 1896

Yes!  It’s that Nick Hanauer clip you’d better all have memorized by now, a century and some before its time.  As true then as now.

 

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