Musical pairing – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You by Alison Krauss
When Joyce asked me if I’d like to guest post for her, the first question I asked was, ‘what topic do you want covered?’ And when she replied, ‘Farmer’s Markets, Farmers or a recipe using market ingredients’ . . . well of course I said ‘you got it!’ Joyce first showed up on my radar in my twitter feed – the bright red hat and the fact that she lives in a big red barn, takes ballroom dance lessons with husband Charlie and uses the word ‘giggles’ for her salutation, and you’ll understand why I’m a big fan. And I knew just the recipe I wanted to share with everyone . . . Sweet Corn Ice Cream . . .
Sweet Corn Ice Cream you ask? Absolutely . . . and you won’t believe how good it is! We first came across Sweet Corn Ice Cream when we visited Bloomington’s Farmer’s Market for the first time last summer . . . and our subsequent visit to one of our favorite restaurants in the area . . . FarmBloomington.
The Professor and I have been known to drive the 1.5 hours South just for dinner but we also admit that the market is a big draw; and having niece Avery at Indiana University gives us an excuse to not only visit her, but we can hit the market and the restaurant all in the same day – triple score!
This corn/ice cream combination is unexpected, yet topped with caramel corn it really works so don’t turn your nose up without giving it a try – and don’t skip the caramel corn either; make your own or grab a box of cracker jacks – either way this one is a keeper when sweet corn is plentiful and at its peak.
As I said in my opener Joyce lives in a big red barn (she really does!) is full of life, laughter and love for her guy Charlie as well as a big gray-striped cat named Henry. Joyce is one of our biggest cheerleaders who lives in Kentucky; she loves farms and farmers more than anyone I know . . . and she has a heart of gold.
Someday I’m going to get in the car and start driving towards Kentucky just so I can see this barn she lives in (you know how much I love barns!) and meet Joyce in real life . . . head on over for the recipe!