Monday, August 24, 2009

Corn silk tea

In the spirit of using it all up, save the silk from sweet corn that you buy in the husk (or grow yourself). A handful, about equal to the silk from two ears of corn, boiled in a cup and a half of water for about 15 minutes, makes a delightful drink. Try it. If you like it, you can dry the silk in a dehydrator, in the hot sun or on very low in the oven, and save it for cold weather. Use a little less of the dried silk, but it doesn't shrink much.


Beth said...

Hmmm...I've never thought of that! I'll have to try it. Thanks for the idea!!

VicinSea said...

Corn is one of the most chemical sprayed crops we have. I would reserve this tip for home-grown corn.