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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Armenian Cucumbers and Cucumber Salad

Every wonder what an Armenian cucumber looked like? Here it is. This is my third year growing them and I can tell you two things; tasty and better disease resistance. They taste like a cucumber and the skin is easily digestible. No peeling needed. They are best picked at 10 -12 inches.

Armenian Cucumbers: Gary Pilarchik

Other cucumbers from the garden.

Four Varieties of Cucumbers: Gary Pilarchik

The best way to enjoy any cucumber is in a fresh picked cucumber and tomato salad. This salad is nothing more then olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Typically I use vinegar but didn't want to acidify my tomatoes. The tomatoes where sweet and the taste of the salad was total freshness. I wanted to taste the mix of flavors without the red wine vinegar cutting in. It was a good choice.

Armenian Cucumber Salad: Gary Pilarchik

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