Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The only produce not taken by the animals were these lemon cucumbers. I bought the plants thinking it would be interesting to try a cucumber that had a lemon taste.
These vines produce large numbers of cucumbers, but they look nothing like the long green cucumbers and have no cucumber taste. About the only resemblance to lemons is the color.They are hard, much like winter or acorn squash and very difficult to peel so after one attempt I quit.
I carefully harvested them and researched the web trying to locate recipes. And there really are some available. Finally, I decided the best thing to do to get them to taste half way decent was to serve some pesto on them made with basil.
Some notes about growing these plants.
They have long vines and will grow on bean cages and everywhere else.
And the final result will suprise you.
Now I'm going to get myself a big glass of sweet iced tea and rejoice that I have another day to enjoy.
What are you doing to keep cool if it's hot where you are?