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This time of year Iím often loaded with cucumbers from my lovely friendís garden, but I am not pickling them, or writing to you about pickles this year! So, this leaves me finding some other things to make and do with cucumbers. Since the full season of cucumbers is here Iím finding the abundance is taking over my refrigerator. My son only eats them in salads! What a big help he is huh? I did discover cucumbers can be considered a fruit!
Since Iím not certain of what to do, I feel compelled to pass a few along to my neighbors and hope they wonít regret seeing me coming with a nice bunch in hand. I admit they are much too nice to let them just rot away. I may have to take some to work two by two and smooch them off on some of my co-workers. Theyíve been visiting the Farmerís Market and buying some, so these are free I think Iíll have the upper hand.
If all those things fail, Iíll be munching and gnawing on the fruit everyday. Iím trying to remain "cucumber positive." Ha! Next, my very kind friend will be delivering tomatoes and okra and in knowing his heart is generous; I will be blessed with good and plenty to share of those garden gifts too! He has a knack of growing vegetables, and well Iím stunningly overwhelmed and glad his heart is kind. Iíll never be tired or hungry with friends like him whom love sharing.
Here is 5 quick things you can do with them:
1. SOOTHE YOUR TIRED EYES:
Take your tired eyes to a cool relief by cutting up fresh slices of cucumber and piling them over your eyelids during your relaxing moments. This may help reduce dark circles and puffiness around your eyes.
2. HAVE A COOL CUCUMBER DRINK OF WATER:
Youíve heard of adding lemon to your drinking glass of water, now you can also reduce bloating by adding slices of cucumbers. Since cucumbers are natural diuretic youíll get double the benefit. Drink up! Do add sugarÖ Nawh! Do not add sugar!
3. YOUíLL LOVE CUCUMBER SANDWICHES:
First thing youíll need is cucumbers! Make them fancy and bite size. Slice your bread in little squares, or rectangles even triangles add cheese, a bit of mayo or your favorite sandwich spreads and serve with a summer drink or coffee. Thatís sounds deliciousÖ.
4. CUCUMBER DIP:
Great recipes are all over the web for cucumber dips, they are easy to make and usually requires no cooking skills. If youíre like me, I never want to cook all the time! Great for summertime snacking.
5. GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL:
Sooth your face with cool cucumber slices. Puree half a cucumber in your blender and apply it to the face. Let stand on face approximately 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. ZING! Youíre skin will find it zesty Q!
Well, when you think of it perhaps I might keep those cucumbers and try all five of these wonders! Thereís plenty for me to have a cucumber's crave!
I donít want to bore you so itís time to end this monthís letter Dear GardenersÖ.Enjoy your 4th. By the way, if you accidentally get burned slice a cucumber and soothe the burn.
I guess? Du..ughÖ. LOL!
So, tell me Ö
How does your garden grow?
Iíd surely love to know..
Mine grows with lots of
Posted By: MIISRAEL Bride
Monday, July 2nd 2012 at 4:46PM
MIISRAEL, ONE COULD ALWAYS count on seeing my birth mom and her salt shaker and cucumbers as a summer guarentee. lol!!!(smile)...
"I" can still picture her in my mind's eyes, her salt shaker and cucumber walking down the street as she is th e only preson I have ever seen doing this...
Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at 1:29AM
Memories..can be delightful.
Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at 3:24PM