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  • Roasted Corn

    Last minute dinner plans can sometimes turn out better than you'd imagine.  That's exactly what happened last night.  Fish was on the menu, so I cooked some brown rice from the corner store and opened a jar of our Mango-Lime salsa to top our fish.  Jim brought candy corn and I could not have been happier.


    We used to steam our corn and eat it with Troyer butter, which is great but after going to the Strawberry Festival we wanted that Roasted Corn taste again.  Here comes Ingrid Hoffman with a recipe for hot corn with chimichurri butter.  This recipe has transformed the way we eat corn.


    I've adapted her recipe by cutting the kernels out, mixing the ingredients with the kernels and putting it all together under the broiler.   Make sure to add olive oil to the baking sheet.  I also added about a tablespoon of Troyer butter cut in small pieces and placed on top of the corn.  The result is a crunchy explosion of flavors: sweet, salty and savory.  If you want to add another layer of yumminess, add parmesan cheese and roast for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts.

    What's your favorite way to eat corn?  Have you tried our Troyer products?

  • Do you Salsa?

    We love to grill.  Luckily for us, we live in Florida where we can grill any time of the year.  When you have  beautiful mangoes such as these, the possibilities are endless.  Yes, I could make smoothies and I will freeze some cubed mangoes for later.  Did you know you can add frozen fruit to your smoothie instead of ice and still get a frozen treat for breakfast?  Smoothies are great for a quick and healthy breakfast, but I prefer to eat mangoes along side savory grilled chicken or fish.

    A mango salsa made with fresh strawberry onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and red peppers accompanied our grilled chicken.  Wait, strawberry onions?  Yes, they are called Strawberry Onions because they grow on the edges of our strawberry fields.  And no, they do not taste like strawberries.  They are a hybrid Savannah Sweet Onion.  Our Strawberry Onions are only available from mid February to April.  By the way, you can cut the Strawberry Onion in thick slices, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then grill it for a few minutes on each side.

    Mango Salsa Recipe

    2 large mangoes

    1/2 cup Strawberry Onions (you may substitute for your favorite onion)

    1 clove garlic, minced

    handful cilantro, chopped

    salt to taste

    1/2 lime

    1/2 red pepper, diced

    Olive Oil


    When we grill, I'm in charge of making the side dishes.  I think I've probably used our grill once or twice.  I like the taste of grilled food, I just prefer to keep the open flames contained in candle jars or fireplaces.  Open flames in the grill are just to close for comfort in my opinion.  Grilled chicken with mango salsa, spinach salad and roasted red potatoes.  Dinner is served.  How do you use mangoes at home?

  • Cooking with Beets

    As I walk through the market, I often overlook the beets because I normally roast them and that usually takes about 45 minutes too long .  Not looking forward to a hot kitchen, beets are often in the bottom of my grocery list.  But their pretty purple color made them so tempting, I had to grab a few hoping to search the net for some guidance.

    Voila! Pan seared shredded beets in about 10 minutes.  Done!  Here's the recipe:

    3-4 beets (You may need more or less depending on the beet's size)


    1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar or Lemon Juice

    1 tablespoon Troyer Amish Butter

    1/4 cup water

    Grate the beets or use a food processor (It took us a while to figure out our food processor grater gadget).  Melt butter in pan on medium heat.  Add shredded beets, salt and 1/4 cup water; cover and cook for 5-10 minutes to evaporate all the liquid.  Once dry, add your balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and mix.  Remove from heat and serve.

    Being able to make fresh beets at home put a smile on my face as I thought about my grandmother who was always ready with her canned beets.  The dish was simple, yet very tasty.  Did the children eat it, you ask?  Well, I got one compliment from our "taste tester", not so much from our youngest one!  What other produce items do you rarely ever purchase but once you use them you are glad you did?

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