Monday, July 29, 2013

Cucumbers




We've had good luck with cucumbers in the garden this year. That's them in the rear, climbing up the back wall of the grow shack. They took the initiative and did it all by themselves, with no encouragement from me!


The bizarre thing is, they are supposed to be Bush Champion Cucumbers. Not that I'm complaining--they've worked out great. But it's a mystery. Right on the package it says, "small, compact bushes, ideal for small gardens...needs no trellising."


We harvest them small and they sure are good eating--juicy and sweet. Our new favorite way to eat them is Scandinavian Cucumber Salad. We've always enjoyed this salad at Scandinavian buffets--so I went online and put together a recipe that's very simple and just the way we remember it.


Scandinavian Cucumber Salad

½ cup vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients. Whisk to dissolve the salt and sugar. Add very thinly sliced cucumbers.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least three hours.