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No, I don't mean corn on the cob! This is a new recipe which I experienced this past week. The recipe was in the form of a visual presentation from a "climber."
But allow me to provide some background. There was a large Oak on my 40 acres which was dead and needed to be removed. Normally, I cut down all trees, but this one was too close to my home and had to be topped; that is, cut in several foot sections starting at the top and worked down to the base. Calling around, I found a tree service contractor who was available. Asking if he was a "climber" or a "bucket man," he replied "a climber." As you can guess, a "climber" is one who climbs a tree using spikes on his shoes and a cable affixed to one side of his safety belt, wound around the tree, and connected to the other side of the safety belt. His chain saw is suspended on a short rope from his safety belt. A "bucket man" works with a mechanical bucket which elevates the worker to various levels of the tree requiring cutting or trimming. Even Amy or an old fart could become a "bucket man." I have great admiration for "climbers."
The Oak was twenty inches in diameter and forty feet tall. In less than an hour, the "climber" had completed the job. He gathered up his tools returning them to his truck while I went in to the house to gladly write a check in payment for the "climbers" heroic, death defying efforts.
Approaching the back of the truck with check in hand, I saw the climber was taking a mid-morning snack. It was a freshly picked cob of corn. The outer leaves were stripped down and holding the bottom and starting at the top he was eating cob AND kernals, sans salt, pepper, or butter, RAW. He asked if I would join him as he provided me with three cobs of corn. Thanking him, I said that I preferred my corn on the cob cooked eating just the kernals off the cob.
Well, I thought I had seen just about everything, but the "climbers" recipe for fresh, raw corn AND the cob was a new experience in dining. I can see where this variation may provide more fiber than needed and recommend it to those who enjoy experimenting with new recipes. However, I suggest those with dentures stick with the traditional corn on the cob or in a can.
Well now, you have me "stumped" (couldn't resist) with this new approach to eating corn. I've never heard or witnessed anything like it, but then again I didn't know that beet leaves were a delicacy. Maybe I need to get out more.
As for climbers, I tip my hat to them as well. I restrict my climbing to dwarfish apple trees; after that, I get woozy and my phobia of heights kicks in. My grandfather was a logger in the Canadian wilderness back in the day, but I'm sad to say I didn't inherit his rugged/courageous genes.