Pickles

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

Surplus Cucumbers

  We love these mini cucumbers. One of them is the perfect amount for a serving. We had already eaten several from this package but, knowing how quickly they can spoil, I needed to somehow extended their time of usefulness. Pickling is the best known and almost the only way to preserve cucumbers. They do … More Surplus Cucumbers

Artichokes

We love artichokes but don’t have them very often because they’re usually quite pricey for the quality. When we see artichokes as good looking as these we buy them without even considering the price. The stems were thick, the petals were nice and tight yet the artichokes gave a nice squeak when squeezed. I see … More Artichokes