And now the cucumbers are growing shit crazy.
Every time I open the fridge, at least one (if not a few) come falling out from all the places that I have managed to squeeze them in. (the egg tray in the door is not a safe place for cucumbers) This is a slight problem, but a problem that I kind of like having.
This past weekend I had planned on doing a bunch of pickling and canning. Like a whole day of music blasting, dancing around the kitchen in a cute little apron with wooden spoon in hand, (pretending its a microphone) canning all sorts of fruits and veggies that a piling up in massive amounts for the winter months.
That didn't happen, and I still have a million cucumbers and not a whole heck of a lot of time this week to inact my canning day day dream.
My simple solution. Cut um up, stick in a bowl with a some fresh dill, a lithe vinegar and leave them on the counter….. And watch as they disappear. It's crazy. I find if you leave a bowl of cut up anything on the counter, anyone that walks by will stop and eat a few pieces (if not the whole bowl) It's a scientific fact (no not really, but maybe)
As for my blissful canning day. It will be happening soon. But until then, this is the way to go with those all those cucks. (this works fantastic will zucchinis too!)
The stuff. Cucumbers, onion, fresh dill, salt, pepper, and red wine vinegar.
Slice up the cucumber and onion and toss into a bowl. Spinkle with salt, pepper, and lots of fresh chopped up dill. Splash in the vinegar and toss it all around.
Let it sit on the counter for at least 2 minutes, but the longer they sit, the more pickley they taste.
And eat. Leave on the counter until they are all gone..which won't take too long.
Enjoy the Tuesday!
Countertop Cucumber Onion Pickles
- 2-3 medium to large cucumbers
- 1 medium sweet onion
- a bunch of fresh dill
- salt and pepper (fresh cracked is best)
- red wine vinegar
Slice cucumber and onion into thin slices. and stick in a big bowl. Sprinkle with salt. pepper, chopped up dill. Pour on a few glugs of vinegar. Toss around, taste and adjust seasoning if needed and let sit on the counter for a few minute… or as long as you want*.
Eat all day long or until they are gone.
IF there are still cucumbers left over after 2 hours and you are worried about leaving food out all day (I don't worry, but that's me), stick in the fridge until you ar ready to eat them.