Cool Cucumber Salad

Wow.  IT IS SO HOT HERE TODAY I CAN BARELY THINK.  Good thing that’s all it’s hampering me to do because if I ever lost the ability to talk I’d be screwed.  Thinking or talking – which is more important?  Talking, that’s what I said too.

Anyway, it’s one of those days you don’t want to run anything except the icemaker and my only wish is that I was back on the lake flyboarding.

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That’s me, flying 20+ feet above the water.  It’s one of the most exhilarating and peaceful sports I’ve ever learned and I literally count the days until I can go again.  My BFF and cousin Ashlee, President of Love and Laugh Photography, took that picture of me too.  Check out her work – as you can see, she’s amazing at what she does.  On hot days like today I wish I was at the lake doing that.  I could fly around up there for hours; it brings me nothing but joy.

Anyway, back to the task at hand.  Supper.  Unfortunately my days are past where I can have a few crackers and a piece of cheese and call it a night when it’s hot out.  I have the Daughters and the Farmer to feed too so today I fired up the BBQ (better to have that heat outside), threw on some smokies and made a cucumber salad with the bounty of fresh garden cucumbers we have in the fridge.

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I got this recipe from my standby book, a collection of recipes from a local Church.  These books are the best kind, they have all the tried and true recipes from Baba’s and Grandma’s that go back generations.  It’s the same book I got my Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe from.  Amazing.

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It’s so simple to make too.  Start by peeling the cucumbers then slicing them and adding them to a bowl.  Slice the onion thin and add it to the bowl as well.

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Mix the yogurt, sugar, salt, pepper, dill and vinegar together and add into the bowl of cucumbers and onions.  The recipe actually calls for sour cream but I like to use 0% plain greek yogurt because of the protein amount in greek yogurt.  It has less fat and more nutrition than sour cream and tastes the same to me.  I also love plain greek yogurt mixed with a little homemade jam – I know exactly what’s in it and it’s a little bit sweet and perfect.  …Squirrel!  I get distracted so easily…  BACK TO THE SALAD!

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Stick it in the fridge for an hour and let it mellow.  It’s so delicious!

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Cool Cucumber Salad

7-8 fresh garden cucumbers or 1 long english cucumber
1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp vinegar

fresh dill

Enjoy and stay cool and live it up on this warm extended summer day my friends!  Kim.

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