Ladies & Gents:
Corn! This is the week for corn, sorta. Jersey corn should be coming into the Collingswood Farmer's Market into the fall, but this is the only week I could buy corn off the back of a truck (yes really) and immediately preserve it so that I can have peak Jersey goodness this winter. As an add-on this year, I made vegetable stock with the cobs left over. Real talk: I hate this. Shucking and handling corn sets my skin on fire (I have eczema). Wearing non-latex gloves has helped a lot, but it's still hot, sweaty, tedious work because of the blanching. I used to do this with peaches too but gave that up. That was a bridge too far (and I didn't eat all that I froze). Between the corn, strawberries and pesto that I do, and the cherries and blueberries my mom does, we have more than enough stocked up to get us through the colder months of the year.
Enough of that! Next week, I am going down the shore for vacation. so there will be no newsletter. I know! You are so sad (sure, sure). But you can keep up with my adventures – including my attempt at a 30k trail run on what's looking to be a very very very very hot day on Saturday – on Instagram and/or Twitter.
"The $1600 Marathon" for The New York Times (Emily's first appearance in the Times!)
"Running in the heat" for The New York Times. This is a video. And yes it was VERY VERY HOT. I found out after that the powers that be decided to air this on the main New York Times Facebook page too. I'm glad I found that out later.
Jen Talks About her Book
Junk Miles podcast, episode 3. Another hot one. I need to not be the one to pick dates for these things in advance.
What I'm Reading
The Longest Road by Philip Caputo. Why not read a road trip book before you next road trip?
What I'm Watching
Still on the second season of Jane the Virgin. I got through more than a few episodes during my corn day. The show can get corny (it is supposed to be like a tele nova), so it fit.