It’s cucumber season! At least it is for everyone else. For me it’s currently cucumber vine season. Soon to be followed by the much anticipated cucumber season I hope.
So far from the garden I’ve been picking zucchini, broccoli, lettuces of course and I expect before long I’ll be harvesting garlic.
But when the cucumbers get to be picking size they’re all going to come in at once and I won’t know what to do with all of them. I have pickling cucumbers, seedless cucumbers and regular cucumbers. I give away a lot of food because one girl only has so many uses for a cucumber.
You can pickle them, slice them, dice them and add them to a salad. But it gets boring. Which means one of two things. You can start whomping strangers waiting at the bus stop over the head with them, which would be loads of fun, or … you can grab a potato peeler and have fun with them that way.
Fun way to cut cucumbers
Come summertime even one cucumber plant produces enough to feed an entire neighbourhood. So … there’s always the threat of getting sick of cucumbers. Try this little trick to put the fun back in cucumbers.
As they say, you eat with your eyes first so if all you’re doing is slapping together some lettuce, radishes and cucumbers you may as well fool everyone into thinking it’s more than what it actually is. Even if it’s just for yourself.
I don’t do this all the time for just myself but sometimes I do. Why not? I send pictures of my dinners to my niece (of Bikram Yoga vomitting fame) every night and first she says “Mmmmmm” and then she says “You’re nuts”. Actually she usually types out “You are nuts” because like everyone else who does that, she doesn’t know whether to use “your” or “you’re”.
Either way. She’s right. It was Mmmmm and I am nuts.
Happy gardening, happy grilling and, most important, happy eating! Now go give that
barbecue of yours a hug.