Grilled Corn with Herb Butter

i am just crazy pants, school’s out for summer, excited right now.

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have you ever been so looking forward to something that you almost don’t want it to come because then this tingly anticipation will be over? how weird does that sound? because i just read it again and it sounded weird but i don’t know how else to describe it so i’m just going to leave it sitting right there so you can mull the weirdness over.

the 4th of july is next week. (pause for cheering).

it is better than christmas and my birthday put together.

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my lake (i’ve told you about this before, i know – i’m so unoriginal with myself) is a unique place. many of the people who live there do so year-round and the rest of us are true and tried lakers. we live up there all summer, go up often in the winter (my family spends thanksgiving up there) and we are an incredibly tight knit community. it’s an open door policy – no need to call in advance of stopping by and most of us don’t even know if we have doorbells because no one has used it before. you just walk in. everyone is on a first name basis. we like to hug a lot. and dance. and ski. people put their phones away, and are genuinely interested in your life.

it’s my little 6.5 miles, one stop sign town, slice of heaven.

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i have the entire week off next week leading up to the 4th and it feels like i’m an 8th grader the day before summer break starts. do you remember how awesome that feeling was the last day? you can taste it in the air.

last year, i didn’t take the whole week off but many of my friends did. to say the least, i was having serious fomo back in the city. like if someone asked me to send an email they might as well have asked me to drive a semi-truck down michigan ave in reverse, that’s how painful it was to not be there. “you want me to draft a client note? sure. then would you like me to just call up oprah and tell her she should run against donald? k great.”

i will be making these little guys. next week. when i tell you they’re good, i mean it. like so good that my sister and i inhaled shared an ear of corn while standing over the counter. the salt and paprika pairs with the sweetness of the corn and the herbs bring in this freshness that contrasts the char from the grill.

just scrumptious diddly docious.

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Grilled Corn with Herb Butter
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tbl fresh herbs (i used parsley and chives)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika (could use cayenne pepper for more kick)
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. turn on the grill to medium heat
  2. get your hands dirty. in a small bowl, add all ingredients (minus the corn, but you already knew that)
  3. stir until combined.
  4. then rub the rub all over the ears of corn. top with additional herbs.
  5. grill for 6-8 minutes, until tender and charred in spots.

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