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lots of cucumbers

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dimsumgirl Jul 23, 2006 09:53 PM

What to do with them?

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    bookgirl234 Jul 23, 2006 10:01 PM

    Nothing fancy but during the summer months our dinner table was not complete without a small dish of sliced cucumbers in cider vinegar.

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      Danimal Jul 25, 2006 04:45 PM

      Cucumbers and onions, a similar dish, is one of my all time favorites of my mother's cooking. Its one cumcumber and one sweet onion, thinly sliced, covered with a marinade of one part water, one part white vinegar, and 3/4 part sugar. We usually multiplied this recipe however.

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      Darren72 Jul 23, 2006 10:45 PM

      Indian raita
      Cold cucumber and yogurt soup

      I presume these aren't pickling cucumbers. Are they from your garden?

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        maviris Jul 23, 2006 10:58 PM

        I was looking for a cucumber aqua fresca recipe and came upon a similar post which has that recipe and more:

        http://www.slashfood.com/2006/07/07/h...

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          piccola Jul 23, 2006 11:01 PM

          You can sauté them with butter and top with fresh mint.
          Or use thick slices as a base for canapés (fyi - delicious with tapenade).
          You can also make cucumber "boats" and fill them with tabbouleh or another chunky salad.

          1. Karl S Jul 23, 2006 11:49 PM

            Braised cucumbers (yes, like lettuce, there are plenty of recipes for warm dishes...) and chilled cucumber soup.

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              JWh Jul 24, 2006 12:00 AM

              Pickle them - japanese style.

              http://www.theblackmoon.com/Jfood/ftsuke.html

              http://japanesefood.about.com/od/pickle/

              Miso Pickle Recipe:

              http://www.whats4eats.com/recipes/r_p...

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                melly Jul 24, 2006 02:32 AM

                I make Tziki (Greek yogurt sauce)...or I just peel em, sprinkle salt and chow down.

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                  melly Jul 24, 2006 02:33 AM

                  Oh...and I'd be happy to take some off of your hands!

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                    j2brady Jul 24, 2006 01:24 PM

                    You can make a wonderful chilled cucumber and avocado soup with wasabi (paste or powder works). It is so good and just needs blending in a food processor or blender.

                    Also, I made up my own recipe for a cucumber and mango salsa. Experiment with somehting like that...you can add any number of herbs to make a quick salsa for chips, toppings on soups sandwiches, quesidillas, etc.

                    Jenna

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