[CnD] Sour Cream Cucumbers

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Tue Oct 17 12:02:54 EDT 2017

A couple things interesting about cucumbers.  If you eat a cucumber by 
itself after washing it off, it will cool you down better than water 
since cucumbers maintain a temperature about 12 degrees below room 
temperature.  This was a confirmed myth on the Science Channel Myth 
Busters program.  Another thing about eating a cucumber by itself is you 
want to eat it from the  tip end first and eat down toward the stem end 
since that way you do not eat any bitter cucumber.  Curry powder is 
worth adding to cucumber salad recipes since the turmerick in the curry 
powder also acts as a cooling agent (translate anti-inflamatory).  If 
you get a chance, buy cucumbers at farmers markets since maybe you'll 
end up with varieties of cucumbers other than English Cucumbers and some 
of these are quite good.  A good friend from Egypt originally grew 
several varieties of Egyptian cucumbers in his garden and I tasted some 
of those and they were quite good.

On Tue, 17 Oct 2017, Marilyn Pennington via Cookinginthedark wrote:

> Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:39:47
> From: Marilyn Pennington via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> To: 'Marilyn Pennington' <mar04dale at gmail.com>
> Cc: Marilyn Pennington <mar04dale at gmail.com>, cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: [CnD] Sour Cream Cucumbers
> Sour Cream Cucumbers
> 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
> 1 large onion, sliced into rings
> 3/4 cup light or nonfat sour cream
> 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
> 2 tablespoons sugar
> Salt and pepper to taste
> In a bowl, combine the cucumbers and onion. Combine remaining ingredients
> and pour over cucumbers; mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
> Note:
> For added interest, add a little fresh or dried dill.
> Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Mama's corner.
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