These are the first ripe Romas from my garden [6.6 ounces, about 40 calories' worth], along with some of the banana peppers which are more than abundant right now. I added chopped tomato, pepper and onion to my egg-white omelette yesterday morning, along with some fresh cilantro [purchased at the grocery – my garden cilantro is now completely baked]. Very tasty, and a nice way to start the day.
Corn has been off my menu for a long time. I may have thrown a can of corn into a batch of black bean salsa last summer when we had company, but it never shows up in the eDiet Glycemic Impact weekly menu plan. And it almost goes without saying [but I'm saying it anyway] that I don't eat anything with high-fructose corn syrup in it.
But there are other ways I might be "consuming" corn in the future. Clara at Knitter's Review took some Cornucopia for a test-knit; her results are encouraging. The yarn is 100 percent corn, with amazing yardage. Southwest Trading Company has a corn yarn, as well, called Amaizing. I love that Antique Lace color in the Cornucopia line. If using corn for yarn would catch on, I wouldn't mind government subsidies for corn farmers!
My son thought I should post a photo of the faun who came for a picnic at my place yesterday, just to prove that I really do live in the Middle of Nowhere. How many of you have deer checking out your picnic table? Apologies for the quality of the photo; it was taken through the glass of the front door and I had to zoom in from about 50 yards. But 50 yards! That's pretty close to the house, probably as close as any other deer I've ever seen here. As you can see, she was pretty tiny. I didn't see her mother anywhere, and when my dogs saw her and started barking, she bolted.
As I mentioned yesterday, the list of tasks to be done before leaving for a few days grows and grows and grows as the time diminishes. I'm heading out tomorrow morning, too early to post, and will be back late Tuesday. No computer access between now and then, but do come back on the 9th for