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The stress of the week melts away while making radish, carrot, broccoli stem, scallions, parsley, cilantro slaw.  Chop chop, relax relax.  EVOO and lime juice dressing.

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English cucumber salad:  I have the go-to recipe for thinly sliced English cucumbers.  It's very simple and the dressing is simply equal parts sugar, vinegar and water.  As I began to repeat making it last spring into summer, I noticed that the cucumbers were getting wetter and wetter and soon I was adding only sugar and vinegar.  Today I made it for the first time in many months and sure enough, I was back to adding sugar, vinegar and water in equal amounts.  

 

I shall watch the cucumbers again to see if they are wetter and wetter like last year. 

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What type of vinegar, @Darienne?

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@Darienne  no salt factor? Cukes do vary a lot. My current go to are the  ones marketed here as Persian or Lebanese. (slightly different) The best unless I am growing my own Kirby - picked young.

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48 minutes ago, heidih said:

@Darienne  no salt factor? Cukes do vary a lot. My current go to are the  ones marketed here as Persian or Lebanese. (slightly different) The best unless I am growing my own Kirby - picked young.

This recipe doesn't call for salt.  And we, living in the Far Frozen North, and shopping in a small provincial city, get cucumbers, English or not. 

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1 minute ago, Darienne said:

This recipe doesn't call for salt.  And we, living in the Far Frozen North, and shopping in a small provincial city, get cucumbers, English or not. 

Wiki via Google says they grow them in Canada ;) (in summer)

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They are, but mostly as a greenhouse product so availability can be spotty on a regional basis. We have a couple of significant greenhouse growers in nearby Nova Scotia, so I can generally get 'em year-round.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

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2 hours ago, chromedome said:

They are, but mostly as a greenhouse product so availability can be spotty on a regional basis. We have a couple of significant greenhouse growers in nearby Nova Scotia, so I can generally get 'em year-round.

Same here.  I have one in my fridge as I type.

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

Same here.  I have one in my fridge as I type.

And  I have three in a salad and I have no idea where they come from.  No point in asking Ed what the placard sitting above the cucumbers said.  It's more than enough that he does the grocery shopping.

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20 minutes ago, Darienne said:

And  I have three in a salad and I have no idea where they come from.  No point in asking Ed what the placard sitting above the cucumbers said.  It's more than enough that he does the grocery shopping.

Our produce only has the origin on those maddening little stickers that half the time rip the skin. I can't stand looking at them. Have to peel immediately or turn the fruit in the bowl so not visible.

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