Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob & Life on the Road

I wish I could say that I’ve been on a tropical island for the past two weeks.

Sandy Beaches, Refreshing Fruit Drinks, Smell of the Ocean Air, Sun Tanning, and a side of Bradley Cooper spraying me down with oil.

But, the only sand I’ve seen would be that from the passenger window of my car. And I wouldn’t call it sand, I’d call it the last place I want to be.

Also, The only “refreshing” drinks I’ve been sippin’ have been the water from gas stations, most likely pumped from the hose in Sleevless Marky Mullets back yard barn…

The smell of sweet ocean Air was traded for an unpleasant meal choice from Hubby of beans which, if you know how the song goes, it truly is a magical fruit..and the more you eat, the more you..

Unfortunately musical flatulent beans isn’t the only thing being heard, because you can always count on a mouse dressed and dancing as the funky chicken to calm a restless baby.

Da na na na na na na ONLY 5 more hours!!

And I’ve yet to been wiped down with oil from the Brad man, but I’ve done plenty of wiping my self…of hineys…I promise not the Hubby’s though. He ate Beans. That’s a job for Sleevless Marky Mullets hose.

 Then there is this precious angle.

You know what too many hours of driving does to a child..

Ask Satan, he’ll tell you.

Actually, I can’t complain. Despite the fact that she’s been through alot over the past two weeks, she’s only had a few tantrums and minor blowouts…

Blowouts of all kind, might I add.

So all together we have driven over 30 hours.

30 hours of Elmo’s world

30 hours of Hubby’s Beans.

30 hours of Gas Station Bathrooms.

30 hours of Cheerios eaten off the car floor due to starvation.

30 hours of Wheels on the Bus and Peekaboo

30 hours of Hubby’s Beans, did I say that already, which I am pretty sure had something to do with the “food poisoning” I got for 10 of those driving hours.

Speaking of which, if you find a tan purse with writing, “I love Organic” on the side of the freeway in Arizona…Don’t open it.

But as hard as the driving was, it was harder to know the reason for the driving. We said our final goodbyes to my grandpa, and buried him in Utah, where he wanted to be buried. The ceremony was perfect, and it was so great to see the Veterans put on a special ceremony for him.

More importantly I thought of all my bloggy friends whose kind and supportive words stood behind me 🙂

Now, I wish I could say the driving was all over, and at this very moment I am sitting on my couch with a box of chocolates catching up on Bachelorette, Housewives, and Paula Dean…

It ain’t happenin’.

I’ve got 3 more days till I’m home. We did a final stop at the Lake for a quick family vacation, which means..

3 more days of Beans…

3 more days of, “Elmo loves his goldfish and his crayon too.”

3 more days of still not knowing what happens on the Bachelorette!

And as I was looking out my car window, seeing shrubs,(and I swear I saw Justin Bieber), I couldn’t help but think of the fair. I’m not sure if it was Marky Mullet who reminded me, or the fact that every bathroom, just like the fair, at gas stations have Chester the Molester’s name written all over them…But I couldn’t get one thing off my mind.

The corn.

I remember it hot off the grill, so warm and sweet and crunchy..I wanted.

No more beans..No more hose water…No more stale cheerios…

So the first thing I did when we got to our vacation spot…

Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob


Cilantro Lime Butter


1/3 C. Non Dairy Butter or Organic Butter (room temp..not too cold) OR 1/3 C. Coconut Butter (Ragnhild from Vegan Aphrodite tried coconut butter and she said it worked great!!)

1 bunch cilantro, (no stems-I just rip the top part off)

zest of one lime

juice of half a lime

dash of sea salt


1. Blend all ingredients in food processor, then set aside.

P.S. This is the most amazing butter! The ideas are running through my head as to what you could use it on!

Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob

Adapted from:Pink Pistachio



Cilantro Lime Butter

Sea Salt.


1. Rub down corn with desirable amount of butter. Wrap in foil or the corn husk, and place on grill, rotating each side every 2-3 minutes.

After about 10-14 minutes, the corn should be done.

2. Remove from wrapper, and sprinkle extra sea salt if desired.

3. Chomp away.

Cilantro & Lime on Corn….

Is better than any corn on the cob I have ever tasted!

This takes away all those 30 hours..

Those Elmo’s songs…

Those funky chickens..

Those Justin Biebers in the desert.

And the best part about this corn…

It may be magical…

but there is nothing flatulent about it. 🙂



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  1. Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob = NICE!

    you know Heidi of 101 Cookbooks has a recipe for that butter (I think?) or very similar that she then puts over popcorn. I have her new book (in a box) but remember seeing that recipe before I boxed up the book.

    Your corn shots are…beautiful!!!

  2. Can I eat that butter by the spoonful?!

    Glad to hear the ceremony for your grandpa was a good one. *hugs*

  3. Oh, I feel your long road trip pain. I feel you.

    I’ve been obsessed with the local sweet corn the last few weeks–this recipe is going to be made! Looks fantastic!!

  4. glad you are feeling better and your grandfather is now at rest! i love corn on the cob with old bay also! its an east coast classic!

  5. That corn on the cob looks amazing, love the cilantro addition 🙂 Once again I am so sorry for your loss 🙁 Sending you lots of warm love

  6. Hang in there luv! You’re such a trooper.

  7. What a long trip! It will feel so nice to be home! I hope the rest of your trip goes well! And that corn looks awesome. Talk about the taste of summer 😀

  8. Oh my, what a trip. Sorry you got sick! I can’t imagine 30 hours on a good day, let alone when I’m not feeling well.

    Again, I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss.. I’m so glad the ceremony was nice. 🙂

  9. Oh Ari, I can’t imagine a long road trip with these guys. Ugh. I miss you! We’ve been thinking about you. This post is brilliant. Your writing is just amazing. And the corn, well, let’s just say I want some right now! 🙂 Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!

  10. ooh genius! this looks beyond baller!

    Hope your time on the road is followed by loooots of relaxation, lots of delish food, and zero blowouts. yikes baby boo! simmer down! <3

    love you like woah!

  11. I’m so sorry about your grandfather! I pray that you’re family has strength to go through this difficult period in your lives. At least your grandfather is not suffering any more.

  12. I’m so glad that you were able to go see your grandpa’s service what a wonderful tribute.

    That corn looks AMAZING I can’t think of a summer veg I love more than corn on the cob mmm mmm! 🙂

  13. Haha, thank you for putting a smile on my face while Im at work 😀 Your posts are always so much fun to read!

    Im so glad the ceremony was perfect! And these corns looks amazing! I have actually been thinking about them since you posted the photo of them the first time- and now I have the recipe 😀 Wiiioo 🙂

  14. Sounds like a great recipe! Travis will be excited as he lugs corn on the cob and is super excited to get some next time we go grocery shopping!

    Wishing you a safe rest of your trip and that you have a wonderful family vacation! 🙂 XO

  15. beautiful post & that corn looks to die for, enjoy your vacation you deserve it!

  16. loooooove that pic of baby boo!!!

    and a side of Bradley Cooper spraying me down with oil…ummm nice thought!!!!

    Love that corn recipe.

    Enjoy your vacay!!!!

  17. ” ask satan, he’ll tell you” – best line I’ve heard in this situation. I cannot stop laughing. And oiling, omg seriously you are cracking me up. Loved the recipe. So sorry again about your grandpa, that is truly heartbreaking. I thought the veteran pic was lovely and I’m sure you guys appreciated them being there. Much love to you in a hard time.

  18. sounds good

    maybe you should teach me how to make some of your dishes some day. Jamie


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