For the love of cucumbers

Every week I seem to have theme running through my kitchen.  It’s all based on what’s ready in the garden.  Guess what it is this week. 😀  The cucumbers have finally started coming at a steady pace.  I really do love them!

I made my first batch of old fashioned dill pickles today.

This cucumber salad is a nice creamy alternative to the oil/vinegar based salad.  Simply peel and slice cukes.  Sprinkle with salt and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drain well.  Add a spoonful of yogurt and a spoonful of sour cream, chopped dill, salt and pepper and stir.  Serve immediately.

Cucumber, tomato, onion salad was so good, I’ve made it a few times this week.  It never lasts long.  Hubby’s not a fan of plain cucumbers but he likes this salad.  I posted the recipe last week.  Click here to find it.

Food for thought:  No man was ever shot while doing the dishes.

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Spicy pickled eggs

hot pickled eggs

hot pickled eggs

My husband loves pickled hot peppers! He eats them almost daily. Usually he eats the ones I pickle from our own garden but that supply is long gone. Buying jars and jars of hot peppers leaves a lot of leftover pickle juice. Something else hubby loves is hard boiled eggs pickled in the leftover hot pepper juice. I use a 2-quart sealer, it holds about 14 eggs and 3-3 1/2 cups of pickle juice. It takes only a few days for the eggs to absorb the flavor. The longer they are left, the more pickled they will become. They make a delicious lunchbox treat.

Are there ways you use leftover pickle juice?