are they supposed to be this big???

30 Jul

((I had a fun time coming up with possible post titles for this post. Decided not to go with any of those though, so as to avoid sketchy blog traffic from folks who would google such phrases.))

Imagine my surprise the other day when I walked past the garden and saw this mother of all cucumbers dangling off the vine!! This bad boy was over a foot long!

I harvested it right away, took some pictures, showed it off to the gardener, and then began slicing and dicing. We’ve been eating off of it all week! Here’s a tangy side-dish cucumber salad. One of many great uses for your summer cucumber crop.

Thai Cucumber Salad

2 T. fresh lime juice

2 T. sugar

1/4 t. crushed red pepper


1 seedless cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced crosswise (I’ve always used the seeded variety- works great)

1 T. snipped fresh chives

1 T. sliced basil leaves

1 T. minced cilantro leaves

1 T. chopped peanuts

In serving bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, crushed red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Just before serving, add cucumber, chives, basil and cilantro, and stir to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts to serve.


One Response to “are they supposed to be this big???”


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