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I guess cucumber really is a fruit


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Same story in Asia. Very common for cucumber to be eaten as a fruit. Or in a stir fry as a vegetable.

I think it's those European sorts who like to make rules and restriction on what is fruit and/or vegetable. Does it really matter?

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This topic prompted me to look for more fruit salad recipes using cucumbers and I found the following one and prepared it for dinner last evening.

Apple, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I used two smallish "pickling" cucumbers, prepared exactly as instructed and I have to say the flavor was exceptional.

I used only about 1/3 of the jalapeno and that was more than enough for me.

I had one Braeburn and one Golden Delicious for the apples and for the tomatoes I used one yellow and one red, both heirlooms, I don't recall the names but they had lots of flavor.

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My in-laws prefer cucumber sliced on the bias, about 3/8", tossed with a little sea salt. Try it that way. It's really good.

Question: Cucumber is native to where?

Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today. -- Edgar Allan Poe

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My in-laws prefer cucumber sliced on the bias, about 3/8", tossed with a little sea salt. Try it that way. It's really good.

Question: Cucumber is native to where?

India.

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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