[Basics] Creamy Cucumber Salad

November 19, 2014

Last-minute throw-together last night. Simple, easy, refreshing, and fast. No leftovers, so no pictures, sorry! Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 large English cucumber 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 generous Tbsp. sour cream 2 generous Tbsp. mayonnaise juice of half a lime or lemon one large sprig of basil, minced salt, pepper, paprika to taste Peel […]


French Vanilla Pickles

December 19, 2010

I found this recipe on the ‘net a while back while I was looking for pickle recipes. During the summer, I had lemon cucumbers coming out my ears. And Uncle Pasto’s ears. And anyone who stepped in the house’s ears. For future reference: you only need one lemon cucumber plant for a family of two. […]


Tamarind Morokyu

August 27, 2010

I’m currently reading a handful of food books — I do that all the time. The one I’m poking at today, though, is Eric Gower’s The Breakaway Cook. (He’s also the gentleman who writes the Breakaway Cook blog — tasty stuff over there — go check him out!) Anyway, so I have this pile of […]


Cucumber Buttermilk Soup

August 14, 2010

A refreshing soup for a hot day! And it’s really easy. (And it’s a really fast way to use up some of the million cucumbers you’ve got building up from your garden and your CSA box … ) I didn’t totally make it up — there are lots of recipes like this out there with […]