There is nothing like enjoying the taste of wonderful sweet corn long after
the harvest is over. It does not take much effort to freeze sweet corn, unless
of course you are doing bushels of it like we used to do on the farm. At least
the men would pick and shuck it for us before they brought it in the house!
That is half of the work right there.
Here are the steps:
Boil the ears for a few minutes, then dunk in ice water to
stop the cooking process. This is called blanching.
Drain the ears on dish towels to remove all the moisture.
Place an ear over the center of an angel food
cake pan. Using a regular knife, or an
electric knife. remove the rows of kernels.
All the kernels end up in the cake pan--none on the
So I finally looked at my pictures from our trip. Here are my very
first pictures of the Eiffel Tower, which for me was a dream come true.
We took the train from London for a one-day trip to Paris and from
there had a guided tour by City Discovery. I highly recommended it
if that fits your needs. We left at 7:00 AM and with the one-hour time
change arrived in Paris at 10:00 AM. We toured the city and then our first
stop was the Eiffel Tour. They had sent an email a few weeks prior saying
we were not going to be able to go up into it due to work on the lifts, but
I'm back from my trip to London, PARIS, and Amsterdam and will be
sharing more about that later. I have found that the best time to make a list of travel tips to remember for next time is right after returning from
So I am going to share a few things that worked for me and then a few
ideas that I want to remember for next time.
An Effective Way to Avoid Jet Lag Using Melatonin
(This worked great for me!)
Take .5 milligrams for a few days before your flight. If you are traveling
west to east, take it in mid-afternoon.
If you are traveling east to west, take it in the morning.
Don't drive immediately after taking Melatonin.
Also: See some daylight when you get to your destination; in addition to
taking the Melatonin, try to have a regular daily routine.
It is best to get the synthetic type of Melatonin because it is purer than the
Note: There is a lot of information about this on the internet and may vary
Just Google it. This is just from one source.
Regarding converters--This is the second over-seas trip where the converter
burned out my curling iron.
I learned my lesson after the last trip and this time brought Velcro rollers as
a back-up. I sure was glad I had them!
Regarding credit cards--We found that many places did not accept
cards. Be prepared! Make copies of all your cards, passports, and other
identification and keep them in a hotel room safe or secure place, and also
leave a copy of everything at home.
Regarding weather--Before you leave, check the weather of your destination
and bring rain gear and umbrellas if needed. You will avoid having to purchase
it on the trip if you do. Who wants to spend vacation money on stuff you have at
home if you can avoid it!
Regarding time--If you are used to keeping track of time via your phone but are
not bringing it because it does not work where you are going, consider wearing a
watch. Even if you don't wear one on a regular basis, most of us have one in our
Regarding cameras--Consider buying a fresh battery for your camera so yours
does not die during the middle of the day and you miss great shots. Or take a
Last but not least, my son read-- Take half as many clothes and