eat….drink….and be merry….it makes life better!

Cucumber Salad


backhoSummer time is fast approaching and mulching the beds is first priority (So glad my son Justin loves to farm!).


Second is tilling the garden and transferring all of my seedlings.  Nothing more rewarding than growing and harvesting your own fresh herbs and vegetables!  My garden is small compared to others in my town but, manageable. [Considering I live in the country along side of some of the oldest working farms in the US.]

It has been a very cold and damp spring so I was late getting my garden planted.  But it has now seems to be thriving, and I seeeee tomatoes!

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The basil, parsley, and mint are doing well and ready for any recipe.

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I can hardly wait for the squash flowers to come in.   :0  **Keep an eye out for my squash flower recipe later this month.

Well here is to summer!  Enjoy

A Great Summer Salad

1 Pint Grape or Cherry Tomato’s

Small Red Onion

1 Large Cucumber

1 small sweet pepper (optional)


2 oz. White Vinegar

2 oz. Red Wine Vinegar

2 oz. Grape Seed Oil

1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Puréed Garlic

1/4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Pinch of Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

A Bunch of Chopped Parsley (or Cilantro)

**Make sure all veggies are washed well.

Peel and quarter cucumber (I remove the seeds at this point). Cut up in small half moon pieces.  Quarter tomatoes. Cut up onion and peppers in small Julian style pieces.  Set aside.  In small bowl mix the remaining ingredients until well blended.  Add mixture to salad.

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Dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3 months.

4 comments on “Cucumber Salad

  1. Danielle
    June 27, 2013

    Another one of my favorites just in time for summer. Thanks


  2. Danielle
    July 31, 2013

    made this one twice now. Yum


    • Nini
      August 1, 2013

      One of my summertime fav’s!


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