On the drive home from the holiday I saw an enormous field of corn. And it was all planted close together - proving again my theory that those directions on the back of seed packets are way wrong. At least it looked like the corn was planted close together as we whizzed by at 100km/hr.
Anyway, home grown baby corn is super dooper good and sweet. It is absolutely nothing like the stuff you get in a can. You can eat home grown baby corn raw.
But I didn't get much corn for all that effort - after I let some get too big and snapped a couple of stalks with the hose and planted too few seeds too far apart. So as I was picking some today I thought maybe I'd give it a miss next year. Until Littlest Monkey tasted one and went over the top with his praise for home grown baby corn. Unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure about whether Littlest Monkey was playing me. On our holiday I was exclaiming about a beautiful sunset. And Littlest Monkey joined in saying:
"Isn't it beautiful? It is soooo amazing...".
And there I was thinking that I had the most sensitive 7 year old boy in the whole world. Until he leaned over and whispered to Eldest Monkey Boy:
So maybe he thinks baby corn is terrific. Or maybe he is just having a bit of fun with me.