Cucumber Gazpacho

Cucumber Gazpacho

Light, quick, refreshing. No, not just refreshing, penetrating. Here is gazpacho without a hint of red. It’s all green: cucumber, jalapeno, avocado. And it’s delicious. From start to eating, it’s 30 minutes for this because you do need some time for...
Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so...
Tzatziki: A Universal Side Dish

Tzatziki: A Universal Side Dish

Cool. Refreshingly cool. Tzatziki, a combo of sour cream and cucumber, is a side dish that is a hallmark of Middle Eastern Cuisine. It should be on all our plates as well. Here you see it paired with meat kabobs [yes, the recipe is coming tomorrow!]. But tzatziki is a...
Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

This is one of those dishes that is encompassing perfect. If you had just this soup for a meal, you would be totally satisfied. It is so sublimely perfect that it will make you giggle. In short, I love this soup. I’m a deep advocate for cucumber, which is my...