Saturday, September 11, 2010
A Plethora of Cucumbers
This year, my garden has blessed me with a plethora of cucumbers. If I was a pickler, I'd be pretty happy. But I'm not. As a kid, I helped my mom can bread and butter pickles. As a young girl with plenty of discretionary time, working with wide mouth Ball jars and hot water baths was kind of fun. As a mom with far too much to do, pickling cucumbers takes up too much time.
My solution (besides leaving these green sweethearts on the neighbors' front steps), was to use a couple of really big ones in a salad. I served it at a larger family gathering, and everyone brave enough to try it loved it.
2 very large (or the equivalent) cucmbers
if the cucumbers are seedy, clean them out