Ohio Festivals August 29 – September 3, 2018

August 29, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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A lot going on this weekend in Ohio!

August 29-September 1, 2018
The Sweet Corn Festival
Millersport, Ohio
Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park.
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

August 29-September 3, 2018
Van Wert County Fair
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
http://vanwertcountyfair.com/

August 31-Sept 1, 2018
PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival – Lebanon, Ohio
Great BBQ festival featuring a professional BBQ contest, Live music, FREE BBQ samples during our Peoples Choice contest on Saturday, plenty of the nations best BBQ vendors onsite, KCBS Judging class and a kids BBQ contest.
https://pigmaniabbq.com/

August 31-September 3, 2018
Obetz Zucchinifest
Obetz, Ohio
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.
http://www.obetzzucchinifest.com/

September 1-3, 2018 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.
http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/index.html

September 2-3, 2018 Taste of Hudson – Hudson, Ohio
Join us for the NEW Taste of Hudson over Labor Day Weekend. Featuring more than a dozen local restaurants offering “tastes” of their menus; an interactive children’s area; wine & beer garden; more than 75 exhibitors and artists and much more!
https://tasteofhudson.com/

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Ohio Festivals – July 19-21, 2018

July 18, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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July 19-21, 2018 37th Annual Lodi Sweet Corn Festival – Lodi, Ohio
The festival includes a parade, carnival, fireworks, and 5K run.
http://lodiohiochamber.com/sweet-corn-festival

July 20-21, 2018
Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
Marietta, Ohio
Come enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, events for all ages, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and non-stop entertainment!
http://www.mariettasweetcorn.com/

July 20-22, 2018 Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, Ohio
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus–thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!
http://www.hotribscooljazz.org/

July 21, 2018 Ukranian Village Festival – Parma, Ohio
Hosted by St. Vladimir Cathedral, the event will offer Ukrainian Foods including Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Borscht. There will be Ukrainian entertainment including dancers, music, displays and demonstrations of Ukrainian art and crafts.
https://www.stvladimirs.org/festival.html

Ohio Festivals August 30 – Sept. 4, 2017

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August 30-September 2, 2017
The Sweet Corn Festival
Millersport, Ohio
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

 

August 30-September 4, 2017
Van Wert County Fair
Van Wert, Ohio
http://vanwertcountyfair.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 23, 2015 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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All about the Sweet Corn….

 
Sweet corn is at its best during the late summer months to early fall. An exception to that is in Florida where sweet corn is harvested from fall to spring. To receive the best flavor from sweet corn, it should be eaten as soon as possible after it is picked because the sugars will begin to convert to starches as soon as it has been picked.

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

September 16, 2014 at 5:48 AM | Posted in PBS | Leave a comment
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Here’s one I had to pass along from the PBS website, Sweet Corn Ice Cream! I had not heard of this one until I read the article from PBS. I left the recipe below and a link to the recipe and article. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sweet Corn Ice CreamPBS

This ice cream tastes exactly like sweetened corn. It’s smooth in texture, and the perfect way to use up the end-of-summer corn
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole milk
*1 to 2 corn on the cobs, husk removed, kernels cut off and cobs cut into 2-inch chunks
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream

 
Directions
In a medium saucepan, pour in the whole milk, add the corn kernels, cob chunks and salt. Turn the flame to medium and heat the corn and milk mixture until hot to the touch, about 1 minute. Immediately turn off the heat and cover the pan. Allow the mixture to steep for 1 hour. At the 1-hour mark, remove the cobs and discard. Using a hand immersion blender, pulse the milk and corn kernels together until smooth. Alternatively, you could transfer the milk and corn kernel mixture to a blender and pulse until smooth. Place a sieve atop the saucepan and pour the mixture through, discarding the corn pulp (this is great to add to compost!).
To a bowl, prepare an ice bath by adding 10 or so ice cubes and adding a few splashes of water. Set a slightly smaller bowl inside the bigger bowl and set a sieve or strain inside the smaller bowl. Set the whole ice bath contraption aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture turns a pale yellow and looks very smooth, about 1 minute. Next you’re going to temper the egg yolks. Whisking the entire time, add about 1/4 cup of warm milk to the egg yolks. Add the remainder of the milk to the egg yolk mixture and whisk. Return the entire mixture back to the saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Cook the milk and yolk mixture, stirring constantly, until the thermometer reads 170 to 175 degrees F; the mixture should appear thick and coat the back of the spoon.
Pour the custard through the sieve into the bowl. Stir in the heavy cream. Keep mixing until the mixture is room temperature. Wrap the bowl in plastic and transfer it to the fridge for 4-5 hours, or overnight, until very cold.
Churn the mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker, according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve or alternatively transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.

 
Tips/Techniques
The amount of corn you’ll need for this recipe will depend on how sweet and flavorful the corn you get from the market is. Give a kernel a taste, if it’s really milky and sweet, you should only need one corn on the cob for this recipe. If it’s mild in flavor, add one cob for good measure!
Yield: about 1.5 pints

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/sweet-corn-ice-cream/?utm_source=foodnewsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=main1&utm_content=pbsfood_freshtastes&utm_campaign=pbsfood_freshtastes/

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and …

January 26, 2014 at 6:13 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Crock Pot, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and 3 Bean Salad

 

 

 

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The temps weren’t too bad this morning when I ventured out to fetch the paper, above zero at least and little to no wind. But as the day went on it gradually got colder and it’s supposed to keep dropping, minus 10 by Tuesday morning! Everyone wanted Ribs for dinner so I cut the rack of ribs up and let them marinate overnight in the fridge. Dinner tonight, I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and 3 Bean Salad.

 

 

 

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Ready for the Crock Pot

I purchased the Ribs from Kroger the other day. They always have some of the best top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge and the bags, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs are incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

 
For one side I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for a total of 6 minutes and their ready. Then I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. A great replacement, and sometimes better, for fresh Corn on the Cob. Then I opened up a can of Read 3 Bean Salad. A delicious Sunday Dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Pork RibsPork back ribs
Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

Buffalo Terres Major Steak w/ Baked Potato and Corn on the Cob

August 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM | Posted in potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Terres Major Steak w/ Baked Potato and Corn on the CobWild Idea Buffalo Terres Major Steak 005

 

 
Went to the family Doc this morning and he was real pleased with the weight loss. So now I’m just waiting to get back the results on my blood-sugar test, hopefully that improved along with my cholesterol. For dinner I prepared a Buffalo Terres Major Steak w/ Baked Potato and Corn on the Cob.

 

 

The Wild Idea Buffalo Terres Major Steak has to be one the most tender and best tasting Steaks I’ve ever had! So tender and juicy, they prepare up perfect and this one was no exception. I seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I pan fried it in Canola Oil about 4 minutes per side, a beautiful medium rare.

 

 

For sides I prepared a Baked Potato that I topped with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper along with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also boiled a Green Giant Mini ear of Sweet Corn. For dessert later bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 8 oz. Terres Major SteakWild Idea BuffaloTerres-Major-Filet_grande

The second most tender cut on the animal. This treasured cut is found in the chuck shoulder.

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/terres-major-filet

 

August 28-31, 2013 The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio

August 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 28-31, 2013 The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park.

 
August 28th – August 31st
The Wed. thru Sat. before Labor Day!

Welcome…
Come enjoy hot buttered sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park. The proceeds from this four-day community event is a major source of income for over 75 non-profit charitable organizations operating all of the food and game concessions. We’re only 25 miles east of Columbus on State Route 204 overlooking the south shore of Buckeye Lake. Always held the Wednesday through Saturday before Labor Day. It’s ear-resistible! …

 
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

August 17-18, 2013 32nd Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival – Fairborn, Ohio

August 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17-18, 2013 32nd Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival – Fairborn, Ohio

 

The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

 

In 1982, the first Sweet Corn Festival was held at the Fairborn Lion Den Park in Rona Hills. The following year, the festival was moved to the grounds of Central Jr. High School. In all subsequent years, the festival has been held at Community Park. The festival continued to grow, from only 40 booths with an attendance of a few thousand people to approximately 180 booths with an attendance of over 45,000 people today.

Many traditions of the festival were started the first year. They began with the ribbon cutting by the King and Queen of the festival, which signals the beginning of the festival, and continued with the corn-eating contest, the AVA Volksmarch, free entertainment, numerous arts and crafts booths, food booths, and the famous steam cooked sweet corn.

The children can look forward to pony rides, train rides, and the Big Bounce. Everyone can enjoy the 1840’s Pioneer Village with candle making, silversmithing, blacksmithing, stockades and black powder gun demonstrations.

Through the hard work, dedication, and determination of many volunteers and workers, the Sweet Corn Festival is one of the major festivals in Southwest Ohio.

 

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/

Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn…

July 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn BreadCrappie Red Beans and Rice 001

 

 

 

Spent the better part of the day cleaning the kitchen. Pulled the stove out and cleaned behind it, straightened shelves, and gave the fridge and freezer a good cleaning. While cleaning the freezer I came across tonight’s dinner! I thought I had used all the Okeechobee Crappie that was given to me but I found 4 bags of it in the back of the freezer. So for dinner tonight I prepared Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn Bread. I prepared the Cornbread for Mom and Dad, I had Whole Grain Bread.

 
After the bags of Crappie thawed out I rinsed them with water and patted dry with paper towel. I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put them into a gallon size Hefty Freezer Bag and added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix to the bag. Zipped shut the bag and shook it until the fillets were well covered. Pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 2-3 minutes per side, until they were golden brown. And what a taste, the best tasting Crappie there is! Crappie is Crappie but the ones from Lake Okeechobee have no rivals!

 

 

For sides for this delicious Crappie I prepared some of Grandma Maud’s Red Bean and Rice. I had prepared the Black Beans and Rice several times, and love it, so I thought I would try the Red Beans and Rice. Just follow the easy instructions on the package and you have some great Red Beans and Rice! It had a good Cajun Seasoning to it and was only 100 calories and 16 net carbs. This would go great with a Blackened Chicken or Shrimp. I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and I baked a Cat Iron Skillet of Martha White Cornbread. The Cornbread was for Mom and Dad, I had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dole Chef Cuts Mango Pineapple.

 

 

 

 

Gramdma Maud’s Bean Meals Red Beans and Ricegrandma mauds

Authentic southern cajun flavors combined with a rich, smoky essence make Grandma Maud’s Red Beans & Rice an easy side dish or complete meal with no added meat or fat.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (29 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 100

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0.0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 470mg 20%

Carbohydrates 20.0g 7%

Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%

Sugars 2.0g

Protein 5.0g

 

http://www.grandmamauds.com/index.html

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