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A New Veggie Favorite–Lemon Cucumbers

Submitted by: runningtrails on August 1, 2011
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A New Veggie Favorite--Lemon Cucumbers

We love cucumbers!

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Last year, we discovered lemon cucumbers. It’s an old heirloom variety that is making a comeback. I planted them because the advertisement said they are very sweet without any of the bitterness. Having never even seen them before, I had to try them!

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We love cucumbers!


Last year, we discovered lemon cucumbers. It’s an old heirloom variety that is making a comeback. I planted them because the advertisement said they are very sweet without any of the bitterness. Having never even seen them before, I had to try them!

They are called lemon cucumbers because of their shape and colour. They are not lemons and do not taste like lemons. They are short and round like a lemon, making them ideal for sandwiches–another reason I wanted to grow them.

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We got our first ripe lemon cucumber yesterday! It was delicious. Sweet without any bitterness–just like the ad said!

We eat cucumbers many different ways when they are in season. We are especially fond of them on sandwiches. Cold cucumber salad is another favourite. We eat some pickles, but not a lot, so I only make them every two years or so.

How to make Cold Cucumber Salad:

  1. Lightly salt 4 large peeled and thinly sliced cucumbers and let sit for 1-2 hours. Rinse and drain very well, dry on towel.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried or dill weed, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, toss together cucumbers and 1 medium thinly sliced sweet onion.
  4. Pour sour cream mixture over top and mix together.
  5. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

We are definitely growing these little babies next year!


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Sheryl – Runningtrails blogs at Providence Acres Farm.

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  1. 8-1
    5:39
    am

    They are so cool. I never heard of them before. Sure would love to try. I love cucumbers.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Granny Trace

    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  2. 8-1
    4:51
    pm

    Would never have guessed that was a cucumber!

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