Cucumber, Corn and Tomato Salsa

My co-worker gave me some cucumbers she and her husband had grown in their garden. I wanted to use them right away as they were so fresh. This is a variation on a classic cucumber and tomato salad. I added charred corn for sweetness and smokiness. I also added poblano and jalapeno for spice. 

2 small or 1 medium cucumber, diced
2 ears corn
3 vine tomatoes, diced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls olive oil
2 tsps dry dill
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsps salt

I wasn't about to turn on the broiler to cook the corn. It's been in the 90's here. Instead, I used the same technique often used to char bell pepper. Put the shucked ears directly over a gas flame on the stovetop. If you don't have a gas stovetop you can broil them or use an outdoor grill. 

The corn will pop and make a bit of a mess on your cooktop, but it's worth it. 

Char the corn evenly all around. Allow to cool and them cut the kernels off the cob. 

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Goodbye Cheeburger

It was quite a shock, but the Cheeburger in Bricktown recently closed down. I don't know why. It wasn't for lack of customers as far as I can tell. The place was always busy. The food was good. I especially appreciated that their veggie burger did not contain egg. And that their onion rings were also egg free. That's hard to find. Their portobello burger was also very nice. And their salad was the bomb. Romaine and black olives and croutons.

I'm baffled as to why it shut down. Was the mafia after them? Did they anger the CIA? I don't get it.

One day it was dong a bustling business and the next it was gone. What the fuck?

Oh Cheeburger, I will miss the artichokes and roasted red peppers you let me put on my veggie burger. And I will miss your creamy jalapeno dip for my fries. And I'll mourn the loss of your wonderful salad full of fresh romaine and black olive. But most of all I will miss the choice you gave me. To have a veggie burger without egg on rye bread or in a whole wheat wrap.

You will be missed.