Are our memories blurry? My question has more to do with scientific nature than nostalgia.
You see, I wear glasses. Or to be more specific I wear them when I remember to which is usually when I realise I can’t see properly. I started wearing glasses somewhere in the middle of my university years. One day in class I realised that I couldn’t see what was on the teacher’s slides, however the people sitting me around me could. So I had my eyes checked and yeah, I was a bit short sighted. I have memories of when I got my first glasses and put them on, I saw that the lines of rooftops were nitidly straight, street lights had a geometrical brightness around them, and the moon was clearly outlined in the sky.
I recently realised that my visual memories from when I was younger are all blurry. I don’t know if it’s just that our brain transforms this information into fuzzy images. Or if perhaps I was already short sighted long before I realised I needed glasses. Are your memories nitid?
The salad recipe I have today brought me thoughts of a nearly guacamole. Let me explain, it has most ingredients of my typical guacamole recipe, with a lesser proportion of avocado and not mushed together like guacamoles are. Upon eating it, Mr. H. declared it tasted nearly like tabbouleh, due to the large quantities of fresh parsley in it. So this is how this salad got its name: the nearly salad. It is nearly guacamole, nearly tabbouleh.
The tomatoes used are a variety called Kumato. They are a darker greener colour to our usual red tomatoes, while the texture is less juicy in a good way, making them more flavoursome.
The Nearly Salad Recipe
1 avocado, 2 Kumato tomatoes, 1 shallot, 1 handful fresh parsley, juice of 1/2 lemon, salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil
Peel, remove the seed and cut the avocado into pieces. Peel and cut the shallot. Wash the tomatoes and parsley. Cut into pieces. Add the lemon juice, a sprinkle of salt and pepper along with a couple of drops of olive oil. Mix everything together.