Tag: Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

Bacon-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa

Bacon-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa

When summer is at its summit in Colorado, we enter our Palisade Peach and Olathe sweet corn frenzy period.

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Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad–Celebrating National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad–Celebrating National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

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On August 8 of each year, American cooks and gardeners celebrate …

National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor's Porch Day August 8

photo  courtesy national calendar day dot com

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Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa–Colorado Summer Bounty

Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa–Colorado Summer Bounty

The Colorado growing season is short, but mighty.  We make up for the reduced length with the best and sweetest Olathe (pronounced: o-LAY-tha) sweet corn and toothsome, sticky-dripping Western Slope  Palisade peaches.  (Visit Colorado wine country, too, if you go to pick peaches.)  Somewhere in there the Rocky Ford cantaloupes also ripen, the Pueblo green chiles are roasted on street corners–going into myriad pots of pork green chile or into the freezer for scrambled eggs at Christmas and Super Bowl snacks. (We eat a lot of New Mexican Hatch chiles, too, which come in somewhat milder versions.) If you’re really lucky, you even know someone who fly fishes and will bring back trout we smoke to last all winter long. (More on those last three another post.)  

By the way, the Olathe Corn growers and the Palisade Peach producers each sponsor local festivals every summer and they’re coming right up:

OLATHE SWEET CORN FESTIVAL INFO AUGUST 5, 2017

PALISADE PEACH FESTIVAL INFO  AUGUST 17-19, 2017

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Grilled Olathe Sweet Corn and Chicken Chowder–Festival This Saturday!

Grilled Olathe Sweet Corn and Chicken Chowder–Festival This Saturday!

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This week marks Colorado’s 140th birthday…and the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival! In honor of those happy occasions, a soup based on our famous Olathe (pronounced o-LAY-tha) sweet corn seemed right for dinner. While I make lots of soup come cold weather, I do still make it in the summer–just not quite as often.  Continue reading “Grilled Olathe Sweet Corn and Chicken Chowder–Festival This Saturday!”