One of the best ways to use the fresh, sweet and succulent corn that is abundantly available everywhere you look is to make a batch of pan-fried corn cakes with sharp cheddar cheese and fresh basil. The batter has both
Red kidney beans were once my nemesis. My picky 8-year old self saw them as ginormous, starchy, foul-tasting enemies to be avoided at all costs. My under developed taste buds found them so repelling I picked them out of my chili along with any onions, garlic or peppers. Every single one. No matter how tiny the piece.