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Dawgluver 07-15-2011 08:09 PM

Cucumber Lemonade
 
Came back from a 2 week vacation to find cukes almost the size of baseball bats. The neighbors caring for the garden apparently preferred the blueberries as they were all gone.

I peeled, deseeded, chunked and threw the cukes in the blender along with some water, lemon juice, a bit of sugar, and some Truvia and liquified it all.

It is surprisingly refreshing!

I had seen other recipes that call for just floating sliced lemons and cukes in water, this used up otherwise unusable cucumbers.

Barbara L 07-15-2011 08:34 PM

Since I hate cucumbers that would have never occurred to me, but it does sound interesting! :cool:

Dawgluver 07-15-2011 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Barbara L
Since I hate cucumbers that would have never occurred to me, but it does sound interesting! :cool:

Then you probably wouldn't find it as refreshing, Barbara! It's pretty cucumbery...:smile:

Barbara L 07-16-2011 01:23 AM

No I wouldn't, but I can see how someone who likes cucumbers might like that combination. The only way I like cucumbers is when they are turned into pickles (and I wouldn't want to try them in lemonade!)! :cool:

purple.alien.giraffe 07-16-2011 08:02 AM

This sounds like something I need to try! Thanks for sharing it.

GB 07-16-2011 08:16 AM

I love that idea. Cukes are so good and refreshing.

Kayelle 07-16-2011 03:59 PM

Not burpless cucumbers?? Ykies, I'm trying to imagine a ten minute burp after a glass of this. :lol::ohmy::blink:

Dawgluver 07-16-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Kayelle
Not burpless cucumbers?? Ykies, I'm trying to imagine a ten minute burp after a glass of this. :lol::ohmy::blink:

Lol! No, I scraped the seeds out. No gaseous emissions! You can strain it as well if you want a clearer drink. It's good with some seltzer, or a bit of vodka too!

Ten minute burp :rofl::rofl::rofl:

CWS4322 07-17-2011 09:15 AM

I add cukes to my "veggie" mix that I make using my juicer. Since I am not at that stage of the garden yet, I don't have too many to use up. But I'll toss tomato, carrot, celery, swiss chard, kale, cuke, apple, and beet in the juicer. You just have to vary the veggies to get the combined flavor you like.


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