I have just picked some fresh cucumbers from my garden…..they are so fresh, and so much tastier than the ones from the store (no wax on these ones….). Garden fresh cucumbers actually do have a very nice taste, and can be eaten with the peel on, but I prefer them peeled.
Cucumbers may be used in a variety of ways: in tossed salads, as cucumber tea sandwiches, sliced and served plain or with a dip, used in numerous appetizers, etc. I love my cucumbers in a cucumber salad, dressed with sour cream or vinaigrette style.
Homemade Tzatziki Dip is very refreshing any time of the year, but even more so during hot summer days. It may be served as a dip with veggies, chunks of Pita Bread, gyros, or souvlaki, or as a salad dressing.
It has been a while since I posted an update of my garden…my favorite place for relaxation.
So much already has happened in my garden by now. All my annual and perennial plants are up, some already passed their bloom time, others are just getting ready. My June Strawberries are all gone already, and my Blackberries are getting ready to ripen.
Here are some pictures of my plants at the end of June….:-)
Every time I see a ready assembled vegetable platter at a grocery store, just to pick up and go to a party, I cringe at its cost. I think it mostly reflects the price of labor, rather than the value of the veggies.
It doesn’t take a culinary genius to cut up raw vegetables, and to arrange them on a platter.