Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have dibs on the Cucumber Fairy.....

There's a little magik going on under the moon...yesterday I picked several pounds of tomatoes, and a few cucumbers. I picked all the cucs that were big/ripe enough, gave some away, and made yet another cucumber creation. This morning, I went outside, and there, right next to each other, two long, ripe Armenian cucumbers. It's magik.......:)...

I think my family is a bit tired of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and squash :). They are growing in abundance now, and are a daily pleasure in our meals. "I" can eat tomatoes every day: tomato on butter bread, tomato salad, tomatoe & cuc with mozzarella & basil, tomato sauce on my pasta, tomato straight up with some salt, tomatoes saoked with feta cheese....the list goes on. Pretty much the same menu with the cucumbers, just switch "tomato" out with "cucumber".

Any favorite tomato, cucumber, squash (if I put squash on the table one more time, there may be mutany. Any recipes that DISQUISE squash would be much appreciated!!!), or eggplant recipes? Please share!

Enjoy the bliss & bounty of summer. Some scenes from the chaotic garden :)..:


  1. No recipes that disguise them, but I do love cuc's and tomatoes as much as you do! :) I shared a recipe on my blog today that uses both. You also easily sub or add yellow or green squash too - http://mandjinanutshell.blogspot.com/2011/08/postcrossing.html

  2. Thanks Malea! Great recipe, and I love the PostCrossing. Showing my daughter....

  3. I just came across this recipe in my files yesterday--Cucumber Chili Paletas (Mexican Popsicles)! What do you think?

    Blend until smooth: 3 C 1" chunks peeled, seeded cucumber, 2/3 C sugar, 1/3 C lemon juice, and 1 rinsed, stemmed jalapeno chili. Strain. Pour juice into popsicle molds and freeze.

  4. That sounds interesting..a little like cucumber soup. I am giving this to B to make popsicles with :). Thanks!!!!

  5. Great idea for eggplant! I slice thin, saute and place in lasagna instead of pasta. No one ever knows!

  6. I love pasta, but will try it as I STILL have eggplant growing :). Thanks!