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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baked Cucumbers

This is another of the recipes that I’ve tried from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. I would have never thought to take a cucumber and bake it. This is an interestingly delicious side dish.


6 cucumbers (about 8” long)
2 Tbls wine vinegar
1 ½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp sugar

3 Tbls melted butter
½ tsp dill or basil
3 to 4 Tbls minced green onions
1/8 tsp pepper


Peel the cucumbers; cut in half lengthwise; scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Cut into lengthwise strips about 1/8” wide. Cut the strips into 2” pieces.

Toss the cucumbers in a bowl with the vinegar, salt, and sugar. Let stand at least 30 minutes or for several hours. Drain; pat dry in paper towel.

Preheat oven to 375.

Toss cucumbers in a baking dish with the butter, herbs, onions and pepper. Set uncovered in middle level of preheated oven for about 1 hour. Toss 2 or 3 times until cucumbers are tender but still have a suggestion of crispness and texture. They will barely color during the cooking.


Jennie said...

Interesting. I'm going to try this.

Donna-FFW said...

This is too intriguing not to try. What an inexpensive side dish! Im trying it soon, Ill let you know when. Thanks!!

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