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.

2 comments:

Beth said...

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

VicinSea said...

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