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Old 06-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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ISO more ways to use cucumbers

I love cucumbers and pickles and have four cucumber plants in the garden. They're starting to produce. I picked two a couple of days ago - made tzatziki with one and ate part of the other with ranch dressing for lunch - and three more today. I've made Japanese cucumber salad with rice vinegar and sesame oil, Scandinavian cucumber salad with dill and sour cream, and Thai cucumber salad with white vinegar, sugar and cayenne. Looking for other ideas and creative uses for the many cucumbers coming my way.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this, GG, I too am interested. Mine mostly go into freezer pickles, but that doesn't stop me from growing them every year!
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Cucumber infused water is refreshing.

Roughly chop one or more medium size cucumbers and put into a 1/2 gallon container of water, refrigerate for at least an hour and serve over ice. You can play with adding various fresh herbs dill, basil, etc...
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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I forgot about cucumber lemonade! Also nice with watermelon.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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Those drinks do sound yummy! We drink a lot of lemonade in the summer. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks

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Old 06-27-2014, 06:02 PM   #7
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And I just happen to have a big bowl of sliced cucumbers with Vidalia onion, sour cream and s&p in the fridge
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And I just happen to have a big bowl of sliced cucumbers with Vidalia onion, sour cream and s&p in the fridge
Yummy, all those pics look delicious! Can you elaborate a bit more on how you prepared and seasoned them?
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I love cucumbers and pickles and have four cucumber plants in the garden. They're starting to produce. I picked two a couple of days ago - made tzatziki with one and ate part of the other with ranch dressing for lunch - and three more today. I've made Japanese cucumber salad with rice vinegar and sesame oil, Scandinavian cucumber salad with dill and sour cream, and Thai cucumber salad with white vinegar, sugar and cayenne. Looking for other ideas and creative uses for the many cucumbers coming my way.
Cold cucumber soup is very refreshing as a first course in hot weather - https://www.jamieoliver.com/magazine...-cucumber-soup

Or an uncooked one - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1...-mint-gazpacho

Or hot cucumber soup - Late summer cucumber soup - Soups - Recipes - from Delia Online
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:19 PM   #10
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Thanks, MC! That does sound refreshing.
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