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SWEET CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 28, 2012

Ok, maybe I am over-doing it a bit, but it is Ohio and this is the first sweet corn of the season and if that's not a reason to get excited, well, then I don't know what is.

I just heard from Lisa Graf, who with her family operates Graf Growers on White Pond Drive in Akron. She reports that Graf's will be picking their first sweet corn of the season on Saturday -- their earliest harvest ever.

"The first few fields of corn are sporadic so after Saturday one should phone or check our web site for availability for the first week or so after that the supply looks good," she said.

Graf's picks its corn and then ice water chills it do that it will stay sweet longer. Graf's also is  harvesting zucchini, yellow squash and red beets.

"So far, it has been an incredible growing season for us with warmer than average temperatures and the help of irrigation. We are so thankful," Lisa said.

I have a feeling, when we sit down to a plate of steaming corn with melted butter, plenty of Akron area folks will be so thankful too.

Graf Growers 330-836-2727 or www.grafgrowers.com.

 

 

Ok, maybe I am over-doing it a bit, but it is Ohio and this is the first sweet corn of the season and if that's not a reason to get excited, well, then I don't know what is.

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Michigan apple crop is devastated

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 28, 2012

There is news from the Michigan Apple Committee that the state's apple crop is nearly an entire loss, due to the winter's unusual weather.

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Nick Malgieri adds two more Ohio cooking classes

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 25, 2012
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Acclaimed New York pastry chef Nick Malgieri has added more classes to his northeast Ohio visit in October.

Malgieri will be at the Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson on Oct. 1 and 2, where he will be teaching Italian Savory and Sweet Baking and Bread classes from his new book.

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Citrus Spritzer works with an element of fun

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 20, 2012
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I got this handy new product in the mail and gave it a try out.

It's a quirky little device -- just a stem with serrated end and a spray pump on the other end. Plunge it into a citrus fruit to create an automatic juice spritzer out of it.

Works great, and, it's a lot of fun. 

Made for spritzing juice on seafood, salads, and other dishes that are improved by a little spritz of lemon or lime.

You can buy it online for $4-$5.

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dba will soon be here

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 19, 2012
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Chef Dante Boccuzzi shared the draft of the new dinner menu for dba Dante Boccuzzi Akron.

Check it out:

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McDonald's Chef interview goes national

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 12, 2012

Click here to see the Huffington Post's take on my interview with McDonald's Chef Dan Coudreaut:

 

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Recall notice -- pasta mixes

By Lisa Abraham Published: June 11, 2012

Some boxed pasta mixes are being recalled because they may contain some metal fragments.

 Bay Valley Foods is recalling approximately 74,000 cases of boxed pasta mix products manufactured by its subsidiary ST Specialty Foods, Inc.

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