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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Vegan Period

There's something interesting that happened to me throughout the course of my changing diets. When I went vegan I got my period once every 4-5 weeks like clockwork. Prior to that, my whole adult life, I'd only gotten it every 8-10 weeks or so and it was always sporadic and unpredictable. It had always been like that, ever since I first got it.

But for some strange reason, which I can only guess is indicative of how healthy a vegan diet really is, it became regular when I was eating that way.

As soon as I went off the vegan diet it went back to a more uneven pace. With a vegetarian diet it came more often too. Usually at about 6 weeks or so. Eating meat seems to give me the biggest gaps between.

Interesting phenomenon to say the least. Curious really.