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PlutoSurvivor
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posted July 26, 2016 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are growing like crazy this year and I can't eat them fast enough. Usually I dice them with zucchini and banana peppers from my garden and add oil and vinegar, salt and fresh dill weed. Tomatoes are plentiful but not ripe yet.

My neighbor says she cooks cucumbers but I never heard of cooking cucumbers. Can you offer up favorite cucumber recipes to try? Thanks.

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posted July 27, 2016 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can bread them and fry them like zuchini.

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posted July 27, 2016 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teasel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Julia Child cooked them with butter.

You can juice them with pineapple and mint. Blend them, too.

Salad from Kimberly Snyder:
4 large tomatoes
Large cucumbers - can't remember how many
Lemon juice and olive oil
I think there was salt, as well. I'll look it up, but can't find my book. maybe you can google it.
http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/2012/09/18/israel-chopped-salad/

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posted July 28, 2016 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried frying some of your green tomatoes?

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posted July 30, 2016 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Have you tried frying some of your green tomatoes?

I love fried green tomatoes at the end of the growing season. Didn't think to try cucumber that way. I guess leave rage skins on. ?

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posted July 30, 2016 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by teasel:
Julia Child cooked them with butter.

You can juice them with pineapple and mint. Blend them, too.

Salad from Kimberly Snyder:
4 large tomatoes
Large cucumbers - can't remember how many
Lemon juice and olive oil
I think there was salt, as well. I'll look it up, but can't find my book. maybe you can google it.
http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/2012/09/18/israel-chopped-salad/



Yes, the juicer. I had put it away for a while and forgot about it, duh.

Salad looks great, like a fattoush. Tomatoes are finally ripe and soooooo delicious. I will try your recipe. Thanks.

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posted July 30, 2016 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, skins on.

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posted July 31, 2016 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a blender but not a juicer.

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posted August 01, 2016 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only have a blender too, but can make juice with it.

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posted August 02, 2016 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It leaves the pulp in?

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posted August 02, 2016 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don't like pulp you can use a strainer.

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posted August 03, 2016 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Enneline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cucumber soup
http://www.tastingpoland.com/food/recipes/ogorkowa_cucumber_soup.html

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posted August 03, 2016 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Cucumber soup
http://www.tastingpoland.com/food/recipes/ogorkowa_cucumber_soup.html

I'll try this without meat, and fresh cucumbers.

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posted August 04, 2016 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Enneline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I'll try this without meat, and fresh cucumbers.

that should be tasty as well

or you can try this one
http://germanfoods.org/recipes/cucumber-soup-with-potatoes/

in Germany and Poland cucumber soup is served both hot and cold. The latter is a real refreshment in summer time

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posted August 04, 2016 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Enneline, That's the one I'll make.

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posted August 05, 2016 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the sound of the cucumber soup with potatoes. Thanks, will try it.

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posted August 06, 2016 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That made me hungry.

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Cucumber soup: I make this with a slow cooker. Add a lot of chopped unpeeled cucumber, carrots, one or two apple, pork ribs (I often use baby back ribs, trimmed off of the fat) into the pot, fill with water. Cook until meat falls off the bone and the soup tastes "rich". Idk how to describe this but you'll know when it's done. I don't use seasoning for this soup.

"Pickled" cucumber:

6 cucumber, scooped out the soft seeds. Chopped into 3-4 inches thick pieces. Soak them in water with 2-3 teaspoons of salt for half an hour. Then drain.

Half an apple, finely chopped, or blended/mashed.

2 teaspoons of salt

2 teaspoons of powdered chili

1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger,

1 teaspoon of finely chopped garlic.

1.5 - 2 teaspoons of sugar

!-2 table spoons of chopped spring onions.

Mix everything together. Put the mixture in glass jars/bottles. It's ready to eat ater 3-4 days.

Chicken-cucumber salad:

Chicken fillet (or just any de-boned chicken you have on hand), boiled (with a piece of ginger), and chopped. Mix well with a bit of salt, sugar, pepper lemon juice and finely chopped young lemon leaves (yeah, those fresh young leaves makes it taste so much better).

Add thinly sliced cucumber, finely chopped ginger, toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, chili, rice vinegar and honey to taste.

Add pickled carrot too if you want. Make pickled carrot: thinly sliced carrots soaked in rice vinegar + water, sugar, salt, chili and the white part of spring onions.

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posted August 07, 2016 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you refrigerate the jars while you wait?

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posted August 08, 2016 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 12muddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh I don't. I keep the leftover in the fridge, coz it slow down the "pickling process". The longer you leave it, the more tart and sour it'll taste.

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posted August 10, 2016 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, makes sense.

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posted August 10, 2016 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Thanks Enneline, That's the one I'll make.

I made it, delicious...

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posted August 11, 2016 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted August 12, 2016 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How long did it take?

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posted August 12, 2016 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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How long did it take?


About half an hour.

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