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Phaydra 
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Subject: Cucumbers
I have them....lots and lots and LOTS of them...

We love them, but looking for new ideas!

ISO recipes!

I'll be pickling them too, so pickle recipes welcome as well!

 

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Subject: Cucumbers
Cucumber and Chicken Salad

1 large hot house cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 c cooked chicken or ham, cubed
1/2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp sweet fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
approx 1/4 c (or less) cucumber salad dressing, tzatiki sauce or plain yogurt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste.

In a small bowl combine lemon juice, cucumber salad dressing, and olive oil. Add cucumber, cherry tomatoes, chicken and sweet basil. Toss to lightly coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Subject: Cucumbers
My brother in law always called these 'Greek cucumbers' but my mother in law makes them too and just calls them cucumber salad or 'pickles'. For some reason, the whole family calls cucumbers 'pickles' - drives me nuts.

6 or so good sized cucumbers, fairly thinly sliced
1 medium onion thinly sliced into rings
about a cup or so of heavy cream plus vinegar to taste
Black pepper

Salt cucumbers in layers in a colander and let drain for several hours. Rinse well, then add pepper, onions, heavy cream and vinegar to taste. Place in refrigerator in a covered bowl overnight and serve the next day.

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Subject: Cucumbers
Cucumber Salad

My recipe calls for 2 peeled cucumbers and one medium onion sliced, I use a Mandoline vegie slicer.

Combine about a cup of Mayo / Miracle Whip with a one or two tablespoons of vinegar and enough milk to make the mix flow like a light sauce or dressing (usually about half a cup).

Or you may substitute dill pickle juice for the vinegar and milk, My recipe calls for salt and black pepper and dill weed.

I don't always add the dill and you might substitute any herb you like on vegies.

 

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why do people cut these and put them on their eyes? what does it do?

 

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Shenron_ posted:
why do people cut these and put them on their eyes? what does it do?
When the cukes are cold and you put them on your eyes, they reduce puffiness.

 

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Silverwuf posted:
Cucumber and Chicken Salad


This sounds very good. I might have to try making this for Cere this week. In any case I'm bringing it to his attention.

 

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Subject: Cucumbers
sliced cucumbers
sliced white onion (not sweet)
white vinegar



combine



put in fridge in a container you wont mind smelling the rest of its life, or glass ;P
not a metal one


leave for a few weeks

nibble upon!
slowly at first if you arent used to vinegar.


also is very good for you.

 

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Darwynnia 
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Subject: Cucumbers
Shred 5 cucumbers, salt and leave to drain.

1 pint greek yoghurt poured into a coffee filter to drain water

3 pressed garlic cloves

S&P to taste

pinch of dill

Mix together

Tzatiki or something, I can never spell it.

 

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Subject: Cucumbers
spicey pickles

heat up the brine your favorite pickles come in --- hot enough to kill any germs

slice up some cucumbers and jalepenos and drop them in the hot brine --- stick in the fridge for 4-5 days

bang ... spicey pickles


-- edit --

works well with tomatoes too --- especially cherry tomatoes cut in half

 

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