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Today: Your corn is more than just the sum of its kernels.
All summer, you've likely been stripping your corn of its kernels, eating them typewriter-style or slicing them off, raw, to throw together a last-minute salad. Maybe you've grilled them or broiled them or doused them in butter.
But what have you been doing with the rest of your corn? Likely, throwing it away. Let's change that.
Your cobs, husks, and silks are still of value to you after they've kept your precious kernels safe on their journey from a field to your table. They can add flavor to your soups, wrap your tamales, cure what ails you, or make your garden's soil richer.
Your most obvious, hands-off option is the closest compost bin This year's husks will turn into next year's herb garden -- which you can then mix into butter and spread on your corn. It's theRead More »from How to Use a Whole Ear of Corn