Saturday, July 14, 2007

We're back and they are huge!

We returned on Wed. July 11th, in the evening. We were exhausted as we had been up and moving for almost 21 hours. Needless to say, I could barely put two words together and was ready for a shower and bed. However, we did take a quick peek at the garden. Our friends and neighbors did a nice job of picking tomatoes and keeping them under control, however, some cucumbers were overlooked and now we have these mammoth english cucumbers. The picture on the left shows them alongside regular-sized salad cucumbers and a variety of tomatoes.

This picture at left shows the two biggest with the pepper grinder for scale.

What am I supposed to do with all of these cucumbers? I have cut up one big one and it was okay, drier than a regular sized one. I have been searching for recipes that use cukes in baking, much like zucchinis or green tomatoes. No luck. So, if anyone out there has a recipe using cucumbers in something other than cold soup, tzatziki, or any version of marinated salad, please direct me to it!

I am going to make a cold cucumber soup...the weather is perfect for that. I wonder how a cucumber gelato would taste?

Look for a link to our trip photos soon!

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