By Chef Meg Galvin, Healthy Cooking Expert at SparkPeople.com
I have always been proud of myself for being a chef who does not use a lot of gadgets. Well, I found out this past week that some gadgets do make life a little easier. Being from a farm family that raises a lot of corn, its place on the table is nightly during the summer season. But one of my twins, Josh, has braces and is not able to eat it off the cob. At 13, he insists on stripping the kernels off the cob with a knife--by himself. Luckily no trips to the ER--yet!
For some reason after working on loads of corn recipes, I remembered seeing a tool to take off the kernels. I did not have to look too far--just to my gadget drawer, which I rarely open. My sister-in-law gave me a gift set that included corn holders--and another tool that had corn on the handle. It turns out it was a corn stripper (also known as a kernel cutter). It may be the best tool you can have in your kitchen for the summer harvest.
Now I don't have to worry about Josh cutting himself stripping the corn!
With all that corn, you should make these recipes:
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A Pair of Easy Summer Corn Recipes
12 Great Summer Grilling Recipes
12 Savory Ways to Use Asparagus
SparkPeople Healthy Cooking Expert Meg Galvin is a World Master Chef, culinary instructor, and the author of " The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." A farmer's daughter and marathon runner, she lives in northern Kentucky with her husband and three teenage sons.