So last year I shared the hope that we would have a successful backyard garden this year full of organic veggies and boy do we (look at the header you can see it)! My husband made me a raised garden bed that's full of squash and cucumbers and lots and lots of green tomatoes. Next year he promises at least one more bed (I am hoping for 3!).
I don't know a whole lot about gardening but we are learning. The soil we used came from our own compost - grass clippings, kitchen garbage, leaves, etc. We used some organic fertilizer and I sprinkle coffee grounds (from our organic fair trade coffee) around the tomatoes... I have no idea what I am doing - but so far - success is coming to our garden.
I no longer wonder why my grandfather made pickles with the cucumbers he grew - boy do they ripen ALL at the same time. Many times D and I just eat the cucumbers cut in half with a sprinkle of sea salt - but being bored with that I developed this easy cucumber salad in hopes to eat more of them.
So here you go!
2-3 cucumbers (mine are pretty small)
2 Tbs of chopped sweet onion
2 Tbs of red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp of dill (mine is dried - next year it will be in the garden)
1 tsp of sugar
Combine and enjoy! It is best made in advance, put in the fridge, and served cold.