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Old 07-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #61
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The Lebanese cucumbers we get here look a bit different.
The small ones Taxy?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #62
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7"? A standard cuke in any supermarket would be almost double that (but still only about 1.5" diameter and still minus any tough skin or indigestible seeds.) I usually just buy a half (they always sell half cucumbers as well as whole ones).

Recipe for the onions and sour cream there Pac??
Yeah, the English cucumbers are pretty small. Like pickle size but longer and skinnier.

The cucumber salad I make (mom's recipe) is cucumber slices, onion, salt & pepper and half sour cream/half mayonnaise.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #63
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Bit early yet!
No, not really.
One thing we've come to realize is that whenever someone manages to beat you to starting the dinner thread, which usually means starting it a day earlier than 99% of us eat, you always follow up by starting it even earlier. Like a couple days ago.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #64
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Now that looks delicious PPT
Thank you. It was for a new video I shot tonight.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #65
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Yeah, the English cucumbers are pretty small. Like pickle size but longer and skinnier.

The cucumber salad I make (mom's recipe) is cucumber slices, onion, salt & pepper and half sour cream/half mayonnaise.
Ha! The missing ingredient was a bit of mayo! Thanks Pac!
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:16 PM   #66
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The small ones Taxy?
The Lebanese cukes we get here are about 6-7 inches long, about an inch in diameter and a bit wrinkly, like the picture in post 31 of the whole English cuke. I have never eaten one of those, so I don't know what the inside looks like.
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Yeah, the English cucumbers are pretty small. Like pickle size but longer and skinnier.

The cucumber salad I make (mom's recipe) is cucumber slices, onion, salt & pepper and half sour cream/half mayonnaise.
You get small English cukes? Ours are often a foot long or longer. Never saw an English cuke less than 10" long.

I'm suddenly reminded of my first job in Copenhagen. I went to the market during my lunch break with another woman and we bought some cucumbers. We ate the cukes in the office. There were many ribald comments.
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You get small English cukes? Ours are often a foot long or longer. Never saw an English cuke less than 10" long.

I'm suddenly reminded of my first job in Copenhagen. I went to the market during my lunch break with another woman and we bought some cucumbers. We ate the cukes in the office. There were many ribald comments.
I can imagine!

Our imported English cukes here are at least a foot long! I'm quite happy with the ones I grow, what they lack in length, they make up for in girth. Just make sure you rub off the spines with a rag or paper towel.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #69
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Ahhh all of you talking about cucumbers. I love the lemon cucumbers, and armenian ones best they are not hard on the tummy. Our dinner tonight was meat loaf sandwiches, on wheat bread, and nice cold bowls of nectarines, sliced tomatoes, fried Italian sweet cubanelle peppers, then ice cream cones.
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Tonight was a giant salad with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber, sweet onion, red bell pepper, and feta cheese, tossed with a vinaigrette. Whole wheat pita on the side.
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