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Old 07-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #111
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Now, we're talking!

(Where is CG anyway??)

So, I checked the "corn cobs" section in Sainsburys... (it is about 1ft x .5ft) In it, there were two types of whole corn - ones that have been "butchered" and ones that have not. The upshot is that two unshucked corn cobs, plastic-wrapped in a Styrofoam tray, are 1.99 - let's call it 1 each. That's around $1.50 each.

How does that compare with US prices?

NB: These were British corn cobs
At the farmer's market, they were selling North Carolina corn for 4 for $1.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #112
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A corn scraper? Post a pic or link to one.
I put a small drinking glass in a bowl, stand the ear of corn on its base and shave the corn off with a kitchen knife.
Two ways to skin an ear
I do pretty much the same, into a wide, shallow bowl, no glass necessary. If you keep your chef's knife good and sharp, it should be no problem to slice the kernels right off.
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I keep produce bags from the grocery store and put all my cut veggies in one, so when I pull it out, they all come out. This also reminds me every day of what I have that needs to be used, so I take that into consideration when I'm making dinner plans.
Good idea. I will try to remember to do this. BTW, I just bought a single Lebanese cucumber to see what it is like.
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