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I am drowning in vegetables. Not that this is a bad thing mind you.

 

Anyway this morning I used up a bunch of borderline stuff and made a big pot of ratatouille.

 

Keep the ideas coming...I am drowning in cucumbers and broccoli especially (from our garden).

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Soup. A puree of broccoli or cream of broccoli, with other chopped veggies thrown in.

 

Gratin, also using pureed vegetables.

 

Vegetable "cutlets."

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Use the buttermilk from your buttermaking and put together a chilled cucumber buttermilk soup.

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Cucumber Agua Fresca http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aaron-s...cipe/index.html

 

Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/vie...GAZPACHO-232543

 

My favorite cucumber dish is Austrian/German cucumber salad made with Austrian pumpkin seed oil. (Slice very thin, salt and weight down, squeeze out water, add oil, cider vinegar, black pepper and a pinch of sugar.) This can also be served as part of a "gemischtes Salat" or mixed salad. The cucumber salad can be mixed with an oil and vingegar-dressed potato or lettuce salad. Omit oil and use sour cream instead; add some fresh dill, chives and/or parsley. Serve nice and cold.

 

I found a recipe online from Fine Cooking that I've been making for years--it's a quick sautee of cucumbers and sugar snap peas with mint and vinegar. This is really great; I serve it with ham on Easter but I think it would work with any number of other dishes as well.

http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/recipes..._cucumbers.aspx

 

Liverwurst and very thinly sliced cucumbers on toasted rye with mayo. Salt and pepper the cukes after they are on the sandwich. One of my favorite sandwiches.

 

cucumber "boats" filled with tuna, corn salad, etc.

 

Hendricks martini with a cucumber slice... :cool:

 

Steam broccoli till tender but still a bit crunchy, cool in ice water and drain. Chill in fridge and serve drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. Add some red pepper flakes and/or grated parmegiano for a change. I love this as a simple antipasto before pizza or pasta.

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Made some standard issue gazpacho but I first whizzed up some garlic croutons with olive oil, added lots of fabulous tomatoes, peppers, cucmbers and onions and a splash of apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper. The result was the best I ever had. Garnished with my own cucumber salad with red onion and dill. Veggies from the Berry Patch and the Omni Patch. :D

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I am drowning in vegetables. Not that this is a bad thing mind you.

 

Anyway this morning I used up a bunch of borderline stuff and made a big pot of ratatouille.

 

Keep the ideas coming...I am drowning in cucumbers and broccoli especially (from our garden).

 

Stir Fries, of course. And you cant beat a really nice primavera pasta. God I would really like one of those now.

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Cucumbers you can try making some Oi Kimchi, or some Japanese Sunomono, which is basically a simple salad iof thinly sliced cucumber in dashi and a rice vinegar dressing,

 

Make some crudite and whip up some hummus and invite a bunch of friends over.

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dip broccoli florets in batter and deep fry and serve with the cucumber martini. i make batter with chick pea flour (besan) and add crushed pomegranate seeds and carom seeds (ajwan) to it. any kind of batter would do.

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Parboil the broccoli and freeze it.

 

Do you have a local food bank for poor people?

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Do you have a local food bank for poor people?

 

in her hood it might just be local food bank for rich people :lol:

 

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Oh no Pim, you got it all wrong. I'm upstate in Rensselaer County.

 

Anyway no there is no local food bank, the churches around here collect food but they don't take fresh produce. Only dried and canned goods.

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