Tag Archives: Cucumbers

What’s New in June

on June 8th we reached our first pound for the season. It has been a mix of strawberries (regular and alpine), green onions, garlic scapes, variety lettuce, and catnip. And we’ve enjoyed seeing a few roses along the way. I … Continue reading

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We Passed Go!

We passed “Go” and are celebrating 200 pounds of produce grown so far! See the Suburban Ton page for the details. Mutti is confident that we’ll reach the 1/8 of a ton mark (250 pounds). We had an unfortunate number … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Pickles

We are still getting some cucumbers from the garden, so Mutti decided to make her favorite refrigerator pickles recipe. It comes from a church recipe book dating back to 1973. We’ve shared a quart of these pickles with my sister … Continue reading

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Tabouli Recipe

Tabouli is one of my favorite salads in summer. I made this for dinner this week and snapped a shot of it on our table with the tomatoes that have only recently started to ripen. I should say it’s a … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles in the Bread and Butter State

I didn’t know Minnesota had the nickname “bread and butter state” since 1902. Pickles aren’t wheat and dairy, but we like them anyway. Mutti collected small cukes over several days to get enough to try canning some bread and butter … Continue reading

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Eureka! A Hand Vac!

I had never heard of vacuuming up garden pests until a couple of days ago. I am very willing to try this on our cucumber beetles, because they are too fast to hand-pick. I’ll need to see if we have … Continue reading

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Relishing the Canning Experience Again

Our cucumber plants have been busy. We’ve had enough to share six with my sister and two with my cousin. Although they’re fine raw, my favorite way to enjoy them is Mutti’s refrigerator pickles. We shared a quart of these … Continue reading

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