This year,  for the first time, I grew Mexican Sour Gherkins, also known as cucamelons. They are in fact more closely related to melons than to cucumbers. The tiny grape sized fruit look like miniature watermelons and taste a bit like watermelon rind.   I included a few of these crunchy little morsels when I … More Pickles

Building A Sandwich

Despite cucumbers being on the menu daily we are not keeping up with production. I’ve already made a tiny batch of refrigerator pickles, and I foresee more pickling in the future.   The cucumber feature on today’s menu was in a sandwich. Part of a loaf of Cuban bread (that’s what the bakery called it) … More Building A Sandwich

Mushroom Burgers

I enjoy burgers (veggie for me) with any combination of the many traditional accompaniments: mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, sliced onion, pickle slices, pickle relish, cheese, tomato, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts etc. Another way I enjoy burgers is topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms.   I usually add a few ingredients to make it into a sauce. This … More Mushroom Burgers