this is simple fun.

visit a local farm stand and buy

one ear of corn.  not regular corn, popping cornIMG_5789crop

(which grows on a cob just like more typical corn).

shuck it (pull all the outer greens and hairs off).IMG_5790brithen spread a very thin layer of oil on the kernels (we used safflower oil)

with your fingers or a paper towel.

put it in a paper bag and microwave for about 1 minute.IMG_5797shadthat’s it.  one ear of popping corn made a bowlful of hot fresh popcorn.

a bumper crop!

the kids were fascinated.  and i was too.

‘crop’ taken from 13:8 of matthew.