Alright so I got a new camera.
Don’t give me any shit about it or start comparing my new pics to my old pics.
That’s my job.
I’m just trying to elevate to you guys level is all and I really don’t wanna hear otherwise..Yeah so recently, I’ve been paying attention to teenagers. Specifically those in the 13 – 16 category.
The ones still in the throes of puberty.
Not in the creepy, put-them-in-my-trunk sort of way.
Just kinda tuning in, the way a parent would.
Man, fuck teenagers.
I really don’t understand the double x or Generation Z as Wikipedia calls them.
They’re have horrible taste in music, rude as all hell and way to gadgety for me.
Always looking down, tied to their phone, completely immersed in their virtual world.
Just ripe for an uppercut.
But God, to be them.
Have ZERO problems.
When I was a kid, I had nothing but time.
I just wish there was a way to convey to a kid a mortgage, being in a relationship, property tax, counting calories, medical bills, what a loan really means..
All of that SHIT.
You know what I miss?
I miss my problems as a kid.
Oh it’s raining today, we have to play inside.
That there was some boy that I liked but didn’t know what to say.
That I had to go to my room and play so the grown ups could talk.
Let me tell you,
I used to babysit this kid Michael who lived right the street from me. I’d make like $18/day.
When you don’t have to pay rent, or car insurance, or gas..
When all you’re into is playing outside and building stuff.
When you have ZERO fucking expenses, $18 adds up.
God, I had the best childhood when I really go back and think about it.
I used to climb up this tree high enough to see the whole city.
Fell out of it too.
The 2nd time I fell my big brother just leaned over the branch he was on and yelled down, “You alright?”
We’d ride our bikes to the town pool.
Kill a whole day there..
Your life was a vacation.
And all you had to do was bullshit homework.
Dude, life was a fucking joke!
Having no fucking worries.
Sitting around eating candy bars and poptarts and not get fat.
You’re the king of the world.
I miss that.
All of that.
Alright, alright! Bah!
I’m done with my rant. Let’s talk about this salad:
I told you I’m trying to be more health conscious. Trying to balance out all this grown up partying with smarter food choices, so expect to see a few more salads in the future.
Outside the health factor, I particularly like this recipe because of the way I chose to cook the corn.
Fresh shucked corn, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with a good shake of salt and cracked pepper then roasted, is the muthafucking business.
I used to eat corn like this all the time when I was a kid.
And since we’re being open with each other today, I’ll admit – even though I specify using 2 ears of corn, I really only used one.
I had to eat the other one straight off the cob.
You owe it to yourself to do this too.
But if you do decide to make this salad do me this one favor..
Include a green apple.
No questions. Just do it.
It’s my only regret.
Green Salad with & Blueberries & Roasted Corn
What I Used
2 cups Arugula. 1 cup Haricot Verts. 1 cup Green Peashoots. 2 cups. Sweet Peas. 1 cup shaved Brussels Spouts. 1 cup Cilantro. 2 cups fresh Blueberries. 1 large Green Tomato. 2 ears of Corn. 3 tbsp Olive Oil. 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar. Salt. Pepper.
What I Did
Turn on grill or broiler.
Prep the corn by shucking it.
Then line a baking tray with tin foil.
Add the corn.
Drizzle/brush the corn with olive oil.
Season with a few cracks of pepper and a few shakes of salt.
Broil/Grill for about 10 mins on med high or until corn lightly chars.
When one side is appropriately charred, flip and roast the other side.
Remove from heat.
Set aside to cool.
Next, bring 2 pots of salted water to boil.
Add the Haricot Verts (ends sliced off) to one.
Steam the green peas on the other for 5 mins or until tender.
Remove the Haricot Verts after 3 mins and plunge into ice cold water to stop the cooking process.
Set both aside.
Then, in a large bowl, add everything, except the blueberries.
The peas, the diced tomato, peashoots, haricot verts, brussel sprouts, cilantro…
Tilt in 3 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar.
Season with a healthy shake of salt & pepper.
Toss to mix.
Now add in blueberries.
Get all up in there.