For the first time ever in our years in the Pacific Northwest, we had corn on the cob for dinner the other day. Now, I know these ears are on the small side, but as a Midwest girl who had given up on ever successfully growing corn out here, I assure you they tasted delicious. It makes it all the more remarkable when you consider the three raccoons, the blackbirds, and the squirrels that hang out in our yard. And the generally cool and overcast weather we've had this summer. Some may say that buying corn plants in 6-packs at the garden center is for wimps, but out here, you do what ya gotta do. Three cheers for the all-American treat!