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Summer’s Last Salad - Charred Corn and Chopped Vegetable Salad

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How can summer be over? Honestly, it seems only a few weeks ago that we were in the park watching 4th of July fireworks. Now every day the sun leaves the sky earlier and earlier. 
Walking through our farmers market, the tell-tale signs that fall is closing in are everywhere. The mounds of corn at our farmers market are smaller. The tomatoes aren’t as acidic-sweet as they were last month. The peaches still look beautiful but they aren't as full of flavor with firm flesh. In these last moments before temperatures plunge and skies cloud over, now is the time to seize the day and celebrate summer before it disappears completely. Dylan Thomas said that we should “rage against the dying of the light” (Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night). Personally I prefer a good chopped salad to ragging against the inevitable.
Charred Corn and Chopped Vegetable Salad
Always examine the ears of corn closely before purchasing. That is always true but at the end of summer, choosing ears carefully is ev…