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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cucumbers


Most of my veggie garden is a total fail this year!
Too much rain?  I think the two months of almost nonstop rain
 was too much for everything, everything except the cucumbers!
Yep, got plenty of those!  I'm trying to pick them small, but I
  picked all of these in just one day...and I only have one plant!

I made a salad that was really good...
Chopped cucumber, sweet bell pepper, sunflower seeds
crunchy rice noodles and an Asian flavored salad dressing.
That was so good I think we'll have it a few more times.
Refrigerator Bread & Butter pickles sound pretty good, too! 


36 comments:

  1. My cucumbers took a beating from the hail but they seem to be recuperating!
    Your salad sounds delicious Betsy and that's quite a crop from 1 plant.

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    1. Hail? Oh dear! Hope that's over and done with!

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  2. Oh yes, wonderful crisp cucumbers. You salad does sound good. I love refrigerator bread and butter pickles. Also love cucumber sandwiches on multigrain bread with a little cream cheese. (like little tea sandwiches)

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  3. My garden has mostly been a flop also, but my cucumbers too are doing well. They must like a lot of rain. I enjoy your blog even though I don't always comment. Take care, Heather

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    1. Hi, Heather! Nice to know I'm not the only one! I guess we'll just have to expand our recipes using cucumbers! Although, we love them sliced and plain, too. :) Thanks for reading,...and commenting, too!

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  4. Cucumbers are delicious and yours look great. I love them so much, I can just slice them and eat them plain, especially when they're fresh from the garden... :)

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    1. Me, too....which is the healthiest way to eat them, anyway!

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  5. Lovely and yes they do like a lot of rain. I used to grow them, and melons and marrows . . .
    Yes I like to slice cucumbers and eat them plain , , , yum

    Shame about the rest of your veggies . .

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    1. I looked it up...a squash. ...a green one!

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    2. Yes we call them squashes sometimes.

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    3. . . . and courgettes (a bit like a cucumber). I used to grow those as well when we had a grenhouse . . .

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    4. Courgettes...we call those zucchini. :)

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  6. We are snacking on ours, plus salads.
    Your sale sounds yummy.
    What else did you plant?

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    1. I planted zucchini...totally died...so sad...my favorite making those stuffed ones! Tomatoes...one plant our of two survived and is trying to make a comeback. Bell pepper and jalapeno...both are scrawny. Maybe next year...

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    2. Well, you tried!
      I'm sure someone will share their over, abundance of zucchini with you.

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    3. Yes, hopefully! ha. One of our neighbors always gives me tomatoes, which is so nice. You can never have too many...I freeze them, too.

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  7. Tons of rain is good for something at least
    As you have your cucumber feast

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    1. Can't say we will ever starve
      as the cucumbers are many and large. haha...

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  8. Hi Betsy - saw your post on Gloria's blog and thought I'd come across and have a read.

    I love cucumbers so good in a salad or as a refreshing snack.

    Will pop over again ... in the meantime Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jan! Glad you stopped over..always fun to meet new people!
      I'll come say hi at your place, too! :)

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  9. I used to cut cucumbers up and pour vinegar or Italian dressing over them whenever we had a big crop. I never could can them into crisp pickles, so that was my substitute. Some have that canning touch..my mom and both grannies did..it skipped right over me. LOL!

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    1. Hmm...I kind of like your idea! Can't get any easier than that!

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  10. Looking good there you old farm girl.... and all those from just one plant? How about coming down south next Spring and just "talk" to my plants, and be around them to encourage them! Goodness!!!

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    1. haha....well, it's the ONLY plant I have, but it's obviously happy! I'll come talk to your plants if you come plant my garden. You'd probably freeze up here and I'd wilt down there...lol....

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  11. Lucky you! I've got NOTHING from my garden this year!

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    1. Well, I'm only one plant in front of you! ha.

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  12. All from one plant? Wow. Maybe they are making up for the loss of the other ones - ha! Pretty wire basket.
    My Mom used to make a delicious cold cucumber onion salad. Sliced cucumber and white onion submerged in a bowl of water/vinegar/sugar mix. Refrigerate. So refreshing and removes some of the acidity. Have not had it for years but it was yummy.

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    1. That sounds good and really easy.....I'll give that one a try!

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  13. Beautiful cucumbers and I love that salad recipe! We had so much rain the vegetable gardens suffered, too. The corn shucking trick, amazing isn't it?! We have eaten a bait of that! ha! Nothing like your corn, I'm sure. Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Nothing like sweet corn! It's one of my favorite things about summer!

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  14. We had all that rain too, so our garden is not so great. A few things here and there, but that is about it.

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    1. Hard to complain about the rain, though....I have loved the lush green grass this summer!

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  15. Beautiful photos can make the simplest of pleasures seem more important.

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  16. Ah ha! I see where you got all your cucumbers for pickles, now. Cucumbers is probably my favorite vegetable.

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