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 Hair Care

I've made a new discovery. It has less to do with food and more to do with hair care. But it the vegetarian and vegan commnuity should take note.

Turns out hair conditioner is a fraud. All those expenseisve bottles meant to do right by your locks are just ripping you off.

I'm not the first to report this. And I won't be the last no doubt. But it bears reiterating as there are still folks laboring under the delusion that conditioner is good for their hair.

Turns out vinegar is all you really need. Sounds crazy. I know. But it works.

But of all, it's animal free. It's just vinegar afterall.

I like to spray some on my hair brush and then run it through my hair. In thoe shower I did not condition at all. I justt did the shampoo and nothing more. I expected a frizz atop my noggin. But that didn't happen.

I sprayed my hair brush with some white vinegar and combed it through. I also sprayed some directly on the hair and roots. I brushed until the hair stopped cominf out. My hair is soft and unfrizzy.

It's crazy when you stop and think about it. How much the beauty industry has managed to drain from our purses. When all the while something as cheap as vinegar could do a better job. And with less harm to animals and the environment. An bold indictment of capitalism if ever there was one.

I've also read about baking soda shampoo. Have yet to try it. If it's anytihing like the vinegar I am sure to be thoroughlly impressed and saddened. That we live in a world that promotes chemicals over clean alternatives.

Consumerism is the only power the people still have left. and yet we squander it. on toxins and false promises.

Vinegar cured my dandruff and harmed no animals in the processs. Maybe our problem is we're too lazy to look for humane solutions.