The cucumber

Have you ever seen one looking like this before?

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I was eating my lunch one day (egg sandwich, with peeled sliced cucumber) and happened to notice that the slice was translucent with the light behind it.  It reminded me of stained glass (am I being too fanciful here?).  But really, isn’t this just beautiful?  I know, the photo could be (a lot) better, but you get the idea I’m sure.

So, lunch these days consists of cucumber and…. whatever else.  Sometimes it’s an egg and caper sandwich; often it’s a bowl of diced cucumber in yoghurt with salt and pepper (delicious), sometimes with either finely chopped fresh mint or ground cumin added.  Always it’s delicious.

I still have two jars of last years pickled cucumbers sitting in the pantry (aka garage), so I’m not keen to make more.  On the other hand, oldest son and daughter-out-law love pickled cucumber, so I do have a market for it.  They loved the pickled eggs!  So maybe I should do them a dual pack – a jar of pickled eggs and a jar of pickled cucumber.  Anything to deal with the glut!

Next weekend we have our annual cousins’ lunch, when we have a pot-luck lunch and tea at one of our homes, this time to be hosted by my sister.  A chance to catch up on all the family news (and eat cucumber).  These days the news is often dominated by parental illness but also lightened by news of our ‘children’s’ progress.  We grew up close together, and have come together again as adults.

I shall bake some bread, and an apple pie using my mum’s recipe, and take some cucumbers.

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About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to The cucumber

  1. Marian says:

    That’s really lovely — and it does indeed look like stained glass, or like a kaleidoscope. It reminds me of the time, years ago now, that our daughter came home from elementary school and told me I should cut an apple, not vertically, but horizontally, and I would see something very interesting. I did, and there, in the middle of the apple, was a star! It’s always interesting to look at things from a different perspective, isn’t it?

    Hope you have a wonderful time at your cousins’ lunch 🙂

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