Jul 26, 2010

how many cucumbers have you eaten today?

Cucumbers really are the perfect hot weather food. We're eating them pretty much constantly at our house - in salads, on sandwiches and just munching on them in the field. 'Lemon' cucumbers are just perfect for eating like an apple.

But I have to say, 'Boothby's Blond' cucumbers are my new favorite. I like to harvest them small - no more than 3" long - so the skins are nice and tender (no peeling necessary). You'll probably see a lot of Boothby's cukes at the markets this summer because they're being grown by several local farmers as part of the RAFT Grow-Out of heirloom vegetables, coordinated by Chefs Collaborative.  I hear they make great pickles, too!