[CnD] cumcumbers

Penny Reeder penny.reeder at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 22:01:14 EST 2015

It's possible, but unlikely in a regular chain-type grocery store -
except for WholeFoods and possibly H-Mart. Also the cukes from
farmers' markets are not waxed, nor are the ones from
community-supported agriculture. If you can't find them, peel with a
vegetable peeler.
Good luck!

On 1/25/15, Paula and James Muysenberg via Cookinginthedark
<cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>      Is it possible to buy cucumbers without wax on them? If not, what's
> the best way to peel them?
> Thanks,
> Paula
> On 1/24/2015 8:01 PM, Abby Vincent via Cookinginthedark wrote:
>> My favorites are yogurt and cucumber salad and Chinese cucumber salad.
>> While looking for recipes I found this item previously sent to the list.
>> The cellulite thing doesn't work.
>> The
>>> Amazing Cucumber This information was in The New York Times several
>>> weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that
>>> highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.
>>> 1.
>>> Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one
>>> cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5,
>>> Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
>>> Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
>>> 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and
>>> pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and
>>> Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for
>>> hours.
>>> 3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try
>>> rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog
>>> and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
>>   4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place
>>> a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests
>>> all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the
>>> aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden
>>> pests crazy and make them flee the area.
>>> 5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going
>>> out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along
>>> your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the
>>> cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the
>>> outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on
>>> wrinkles too!!!
>>> 6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber
>>> slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
>>> Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to
>>> replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in
>>> equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
>>> 7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
>>> Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European
>>> trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off
>>> starvation.
>>> 8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you
>>> don't have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut
>>> cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable
>>> shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
>>> 9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber
>>> slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is
>>> gone!
>>> 10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to
>>> the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of
>>> water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with
>>> the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing,
>>> relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers
>>> and college students during final exams.
>>> 11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or
>>> mints?  Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your
>>> mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the
>>> phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for
>>> causing bad breath.
>>> 12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or
>>> stainless steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface
>>> you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring
>>> back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers
>>> or fingernails while you clean.
>>> 13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber
>>> and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on
>>> crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
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>> From: Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On
>> Behalf Of Mike and Jenna via Cookinginthedark
>> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:27 PM
>> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
>> Subject: [CnD] cumcumbers
>> hi,
>> I am looking for different recipes useing up cucumbers.
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