Lemon Cucumber Pickles

Having a great harvest of cucumbers this summer means I’m getting creative with the pickle recipes. These feature the lovely little lemon cucumbers, and they have wonderful spicy flavor from the chili pepper and ginger. According to The Cook’s Thesaurus, the lemon cucumber is “sweet and flavorful”, basically lacking in “the chemical that makes other … Read more

Cucumber Salad With Borage Flowers

After I prepared the zucchini for the raw vegetable sesame noodles, I wanted to play with my spiral slicer some more! So I made a simple cucumber salad with borage flowers. Borage is a plant I grow in my herb spiral, as well as mixed in with my vegetable plantings. It is said to be … Read more

Pickled Cukes and Garlic Scapes

Here is a super easy pickles recipe featuring organic seasonal ingredients. The cucumbers and the dill in this pickled cukes and garlic scapes recipe came from my garden, and I picked up the garlic scapes at my local farmer’s market (next year I’ll grow my own). If you aren’t already acquainted with garlic scapes, they … Read more

Israeli Couscous Greek Salad Recipe

This is a beautiful and delicious Greek salad recipe. If you’ve never tried Israeli couscous before, it’s a bit like a small round and chewy pasta (it cooks just like pasta, if fact). If you can’t find Israeli couscous, you can substitute regular couscous (you can use the same 1 1/2 cups of regular couscous, … Read more