Hi All! Today I’m joining Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. It’s always an interesting day to see all the recipes that are shared. Be sure to stop over.
Our garden produce is just starting to come in now. I always have a big smile when Mr. Brown Socks brings in the first cucumbers and squash. We could make an entire meal on nothing but garden produce in the summertime.
One of our family favorite summer recipes is Creamy Cucumbers.
We start with these purdy gems ~~~~~
Then let’s pick a little dill and snip some chives while we’re out here.
Can’t you just smell it? Fresh dill will always, always remember me of my dear father in law. He always had dill in his garden. I used to walk out as he would proudly show me how his garden was coming along, and pull off some dill as he was talking. Dill and summer and my father in law just go hand in hand to me. LOVE IT and the memories!
Now let’s slice up several of these cukes. We are having a few extra family members for this meal, so I will triple this recipe. Rarely are there leftovers, but if there ever are, this recipe will keep fine for lunch the next day.
Now I have all the ingredients sitting out, ready to put the whole thing together.
Sorry the picture is a little pale, but hopefully you can see the completed, savory bowl of yumminess at it’s best.
Thinly slice 1 cucumber; sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt; let stand 30 minutes. Drain. You may want to rinse a bit too if you don’t like a lot of saltiness.
Combine 1/2 cup sour cream, 4 tsps. vinegar, 2-3 drops (or more to suit your taste) bottled hot pepper sauce, 2 T. snipped chives, 1/2 tsp. dried dillweed or about a tablespoon fresh dill, and dash pepper; pour over cucumbers.
Chill about 30 minutes.
Makes 3-4 servings.
*Note ~~ I always double or triple this. It’s that good!
I’m also joining in with Tootsie for Flaunt your Flowers. While I’m showing a few of my flowers, I want to ask your opinion on what went on up on my deck recently. Our lot does back up to the woods, but we have a fence between the yard/garden and woods.
I went outside and saw all these buds from my geranium. At first I didn’t think anything of it, but as I looked around, I noticed more and more and more. I was so sad because you can see by all the buds, this plant was ready to burst open with color.
Totally puzzled, I called Mr. Brown Socks to take a look and he couldn’t figure it out either.
See all the stubs? The leaves were left alone, just the buds were missing…..
If it had been a wild critter, he could have chosen anything from the garden, down below, as we have walkout basement floor plan so our deck is really up high.
He could have feasted on lettuce, green beans, winter squash greens and numerous other goodies.
More flowers down below to choose from…
Even more on the lower level of the patio…
But do you think he would really have climbed the steps all the way up to feast on geranium buds??
Could it have been this big lug of a family member? We don’t think so, BUT?
I don’t suppose we will ever know, but it is a mystery.
Be sure to join Tootsie for lots more flowers today.