We were away for 4 days but by the time we arrived home 2 days ago the corn was ready to harvest. I picked a total of 28 cobs. Apart from setting aside 1 cob for GMan to have for lunch today I processed all of the corn.
My preferred option is to blanch the cobs then strip the kernels to freeze and use as required.
To see the full details of the process I use please check this old post from 2014.
This year I ended up with 2.5kg of frozen corn kernels.
The corn is not the only produce we have in abundance at the moment. We have been picking, eating and giving away figs aplenty. The persistent rain over the past week has been the enemy but I am not about to complain. Additionally, we have been fortunate to able to pick dozens of mangoes from a neighbour’s trees. I shared some with friends and family as well as freezing multiple jars of pulp and containers of mango pieces.
Processing large quantities of a particular harvest can be a bit time-consuming but it ensures that as little as possible is wasted as well as providing the opportunity to enjoy your own local produce for an extended period through the year.