Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Slice of Life: Cucumbers Anyone?
Walking over to the cucumber plants, I paused to take a look. The plants were intertwined and quite healthy. It wasn't long until I discovered three cucumbers more than ready to be picked. Pulling the cucumbers I brought them into the house. I looked at them for a minute to decide what I should do with them. That's when I remembered my grandma used to keep cucumbers and onions in vinegar when I was a kid. Though at that time I could do without the onions, I could eat my weight in cucumbers. The more I thought about her cucumbers; the more I knew I just had to see if I could put together this tasty snack as my grandma had years ago.
Grabbing my iPad I searched Pinterest for a recipe. This didn't seem to yield a recipe I thought would work so I headed over to do a quick Google search. Finally I found a recipe that looked close: cucumber, onion, white vinegar, water, sugar and dill. Of course, checking my cupboard I realized I only had cider vinegar. I didn't feel like running into town to go to the store so cider vinegar would have to do. Cutting the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes, I placed them into the bowl. Then combining the other ingredients I mixed them all together. I cut the sugar considerably as I couldn't imagine Grandma adding that much sugar to her cucumbers and onions.
Placing them in the refrigerator I waited a bit to give them a taste. Finally I opened the container to give them a try. Delicious! Not too far off of Grandma's recipe.
If I want more cucumbers, I guess I need to get busy and go out to tackle those weeds!
If you have a favorite recipe for cucumbers and onions, I'd love to hear about it.
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