Broccoli Olive and Corn Salsa Recipe

I'm just mixing up cultures as I see fit. All cuisines, from all over the world, have the human palate in common. They can blend in some amazing ways. 
This has a really fresh and clean flavor. It's light, but filling. Ideal for the end of summer. It just needs a little bread or rice to go with it. 

Make sure when you serve it to coat the bread or rice with some of that scrumptious sauce!
Salsa Recipe Ingredients
2 broccoli crowns, chopped small
1 can small black olives, halved
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 shallots, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 poblano, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsps dry thyme

Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let rest overnight. 

The broccoli cooks in the acid and the frozen ingredients thaw without losing their color or flavor.


The Cookie Confusion


I was in the A & P this afternoon and came upon a curious thing. There was a box of what looked like really delicious peanut butter cookies and the price sign indicated they were $6.49. They looked really yummy, but not that freaking good. Six and a half dollars for cookies?! That makes gasoline look cheap for goodness sake.

Upon further inspection I learned that the box did not actually contain any cookies at all. It was in fact, a cookie mix $6.49 and you still want me to spend more adding an egg (egg substitute in my case) and oil and mixing and plopping and baking. Seriously? Now gas seems like it's almost free by comparison. Perhaps that was the plan all along. To trick us into thinking we're not paying waaay tooo muuuch for gas after we see this undone package of cookie mix for six and a half dollars. If so, kudos, your plan was a complete success.

The funniest thing about this overpriced cookie mix was what was on the back. It had a prominent circular graphic that emphasized how the product was suitable for vegetarians. I would love to know what cookies are not suitable for vegetarians. Are there lots of meat cookies sitting around on store shelves waiting for the carnivores to pounce?