Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday's Cucumber Salad

We decided to attempt our first garden this year. Day after day, we tend to the duties needed to facilitate a healthy garden, it has been quit fun actually. Unfortunately though, we haven't had single vegetable sprout despite our efforts. That is until this weekend. The girls ran out to help me water the other night and I caught a glimpse of a cucumber hidden beneath the prickly leaves and yellow flowers.  I pointed it out to the them and I don't know who was more excited them or me! They carefully lifted the foliage and found not one, but three perfectly green, ripe beauties!

We decided to do something tasty with the cucumbers to celebrate this large victory in the Campione's garden and made my father in laws cucumber salad. We broke out our mandolin and sliced our prize worthy cucumbers and an onion, mixed in the dressing, threw it in the fridge to chill and voila, it was time to dig in.

Now I know we are a bit partial to our very own first time home grown veggies, but those cucumbers were the best we have ever had!

Here is the recipe for a this delicious light salad, perfect for a hot, humid summer day! Enjoy!

1 cucumber(we tripled this not wanting to leave any of our cucs out:)
1 onion
5 TBS sugar (we used half the amt)
1/3 cup vinegar
2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dill weed
1 TBS oil
2 all spice balls(we didn't have these so we used about a 1/2 tsp ground allspice)

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