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Old 07-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #81
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Who knew there is an Armenian cucumber!

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The English cukes we get are at least a foot long.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #82
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I never have that problem of them going bad. I can eat them straight up, peeled or not. I love cucumbers.
If I lived alone, they would go in salads too, so they wouldn't go off as quick. But little ones would be handy, instead of the foot (and more) long ones I get here.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #83
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Who knew there is an Armenian cucumber!

Cook's Thesaurus: Cucumbers

The English cukes we get are at least a foot long.
Wow. Who knew you could cook them like zucchini?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #84
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Who knew there is an Armenian cucumber!

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The English cukes we get are at least a foot long.
I'll have to see if I can grow the Armenians here, they sound lovely. Most of my cukes end up as freezer pickles.
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I'll have to see if I can grow the Armenians here, they sound lovely. Most of my cukes end up as freezer pickles.
Don't freezer pickles get soft and lose any crunch?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #86
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If I lived alone, they would go in salads too, so they wouldn't go off as quick. But little ones would be handy, instead of the foot (and more) long ones I get here.
I make separate salads for DH and me, so we both get what we like. It takes very little extra time. I also make refrigerator pickles.
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Don't freezer pickles get soft and lose any crunch?
Oh no, not at all. You salt them and then rinse and drain, add the sugar and vinegar dressing. They stay super crunchy.
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I make separate salads for DH and me, so we both get what we like. It takes very little extra time. I also make refrigerator pickles.
Sometimes I put stuff on the side to add to individual salads, but I don't often remember there is 3/4 of a cuke in the fridge.
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huh, i just had to stop in to see what could possibly be causing our dinner thread to balloon out to a full nine pages and 88 posts. imagine my delight to learn that the hot sizzling topic turned out to be cool crunchy cucumbers!--dcer's fave cuke varieties, suggested cuke uses, and dcer's personal cuke stories and experiences....i so love our dc forum!!

do you guys think we could talk about garden tomatoes again this summer? ooh, and peaches too?
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huh, i just had to stop in to see what could possibly be causing our dinner thread to balloon out to a full nine pages and 88 posts. imagine my delight to learn that the hot sizzling topic turned out to be cool crunchy cucumbers!--dcer's fave cuke varieties, suggested cuke uses, and dcer's personal cuke stories and experiences....i so love our dc forum!!

do you guys think we could talk about garden tomatoes again this summer? ooh, and peaches too?
Vit, you have such a way with words! I thought the same thing, how the heck did the dinner thread get so big?

I did find out that Armenian cuke seeds are available, will have to plant some next year.
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