|my cucumber salad|
I love them. They're quite refreshing, and although available year-round, they represent summer to me as much as the flavor-ice and slip 'n' slides of my youth.
I bought two large cucumbers at Wegmans yesterday and sliced 'em up as soon as I returned home. I threw in a little tarragon white wine vinegar, sugar, honey, salt, pepper, and a bit of cilantro flakes. I let it sit over night and it was chilled and waiting for me in the morning. Although the coffee pot was percolating- I thought to my self for the most split of seconds- who needs coffee when you got cold cucumbers-they're pretty awakening- then I realized one always needs coffee. Bay City Rollers' "I only want to be with you" was on the player, my kitchen was clean, my beer samples were cold, and I knew it was going to be another good day.
Another good use of cucumbers-the one that gets you pickled: the tasty drink I had at Varga bar the other night.
Blue Coat Gin,
and topped off with ginger ale.