Monday, 29 December 2014


Currently I have a surplus of cucumbers - I picked eight today, and will probably have another pile in a couple of days.  Luckily there is good old google to turn to, when one is looking for ways to use them,  without resorting to pickle.  I pinned a few recipes to try.  Tonight was Lemon Cucumber Salad using cucumber (obviously), radish and parsley from my garden.  Unfortunately it will be another couple of month before I have capsicums ready to eat.  On such a warm evening, this was a really cool refreshing salad to eat.

Does anyone know what the silvery marks on the skin are?  What are your favourite cucumber recipes?


  1. Um Yum! What I would do for a cucumber surplus in my garden right about now!!! This salad looks insane buddy! Thanks for passing it along as it looks so FRESH! Happy New Year to you! Nicole xoxo

  2. Oh my, what I would do for a fresh garden cucumber right now!! We woke to -15 degrees this morning.

    Your salad looks great.
    I would take some of those surplus cucumbers, but shipping to Wisconsin may not work out. LOL ;-)

  3. Hi Julie, it's so fabulous being able to eat your own produce isn't it. My husband said to tell you the silver marks are vine scratches. He said when the cucumbers are growing they are rub against the raspy / prickly stems and end up with the silver scars. Apparently (DH said) its like cutting your name in a young pumpkin and watching the scar as the pumpkin grows. So hope that helps, DH is an ex market gardener and comes in handy at times. Happy New Year

  4. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

  5. Happy New Year - HOpe it's off to a wonderful start!


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