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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cucumber recipes: repost from ebay

Cucumber RecipesPosted Aug-23-08 10:33:05 PDT Updated Aug-23-08 10:34:53 PDTSorry Honey, I got knocked off the web. Another rainstorm.

Tsatzki (Greek Cucumber Salad)

1 Large Cucumber

1 16 ounce tub or yogurt (less fat) or sour cream (fat)

1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EEVO)

3 cloves of garlic minced finely (may use garlic powder)

Sea Salt to taste

Fresh ground pepper to taste

1. Grate cucumber (may be seeded first), squeeze all water from cucumber.

2. If using yogurt drain in cheese cloth. (If using sour cream drain off top water.)

3. Mixed cucumber, yogurt, garlic, & EEVO and add salt n pepper, mix well place in the refrigerator over night. Use as spread, dip or eat as salad with other items. NOTE: If you cannot taste the garlic you may add more.

CUCUMBER SLICES

Prepare cucumbers as you like them, (sliced with or without peeling)

Squeeze fresh lemon juice, add sea salt & pepper

Greek Salad

Layer tomatoes chunks, cukes diced coarsely, onion slices, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and dress with Greek Oregano, EEVO and sea salt and pepper to taste.

For more recipes just google:

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Back to toptwinight1 ( 775) View seller's items View Blogmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......i LOVE cucumbers !!!!!!!!
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ddskitty*s ( 1064) View seller's items View Bloghi ya chicky
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adventure_b4_dementia ( 96) View seller's items View Blogyou are making me hungry you feathered fiend. ..wonder how it tastes with chicken fillets lol
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogHey Twi & DDS

I do too! One of my favs.

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogI wonder how your cat tastes on a bun with BBQ sauce.
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Back to toptwinight1 ( 775) View seller's items View Blog<-----gonna stick with the cucumbers
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adventure_b4_dementia ( 96) View seller's items View Blogyummy of course...never eaten cat before? better with dijonnaise lololol
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Blognow how you doing mom,
you need to add about a tsp of good wine vinegar to the tsatziki and powdered garlic doesn't give it the bite that fresh does. In my house, it has to 'bite' to be considered good and they complain if I use anything but 10%fat yoghurt. It would last a normal family about a week in the fridge but my youngest and I go thru it in about a day and a half.

you are so still here even though you've returned stateside.

LOLove at you

Ewanna

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogTwi, I buy probably ten or more cukes a week. Which is why we are growing them. LOL

Adventure, I have eaten many things with four legs.

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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View BlogTsatziki goes with all meats and is good on its own on bread or with FF

In winter when my FIL makes his own goats milk yoghurt I can't make it fast enough.

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Back to topgymmomj ( 6955) View seller's items View BlogYou makin' some? I am hungry!
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogEwan, This is the recipe I have used since 1990 and I got it from a Ya Ya. She was great fun to cook with and showed me lots of cooking skills. True about the garlic powder but in a pinch.

My tour in Greece was one of my favorites. The olive harvest was a blast. I was able to press wine and stuff goat intestines. It was awesom living there of course, I lived off base and hung out with the "natives." HUGS EFKARASTOLE (spelled phonetically.)

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogAnd Ewan, I even crabbed, fished, and hunted sea urchin and ate it right in the boat from the sea with my hosts.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogHey JODY
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gymmomj ( 6955) View seller's items View BlogHiya mal!!
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogAnd my Ya Ya, did not speak a word of English. Which was great since I had to learn to speak Greek.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Bloglife is so different here, like i said you're so here

once you've lived like the natives it never gets out of your blood nor the tastes off of your tastebuds.

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogI would love to make dolmathes from scratch which is why we are growing grapes. I so miss Crete.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogNo Lie, Ewan! I can smell the markets and hear the vendors. Taste the coffee and feel the farmer bread in my hands. And don't get me started on the articokes........................or fried eggplant...or tyropita or spinokapitas.
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adventure_b4_dementia ( 96) View seller's items View Blognite nite girls

sweet dreams xoxoxo

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Back to topewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Blogooooooh I'm making those on Monday for my youngest, I have the leaves in the freezer from the spring.
I have to make them both artisima and nistisima. (with and without meat) a pain but doable . do you use a dolma rolling gadget or do them by hand?
For me the gadget takes longer than by hand so unless it for company, where I want them all to look alike, I do them by hand.

I'm not on Crete but you're always welcome at my place should you get to come back.

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogNite Sweet Jo! HUGS to Mr. Neddy and CHICKEN PIE
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogYaYa taught me by hand did not know there was a gadget for rolling. Seems like cheating. LOL Ewan that is IT! I am moving in.........And my Greek is WAY rusty but, I am sure I can pick up the language again.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View BlogI'm making myself hungry just writing about food so I'm going to stop or I'll be raiding the fridge!
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Blogcome on over
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogShe would slap my hand if I rolled it too fat. And then show me again. What I did not understand is the prep on the leaves for the freezer. How long are the leaves soaked or basic their prep. It will be two years before my grapes actually vine.
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overstockmadness*123 ( 2316) View seller's items View Bloghi saenz:)

we make it also but add fresh mint leaves:)

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogI am really kinda homesick now for Greece. Its funny, while everyone was bar hopping in Iraklion or Cherchoniss (sp); I was in the kitchen during the summer.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogHey Overstock, I use fresh mint when I have it available. My boys are not into mint.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View BlogI don't soak, I do a quick blanch like I would do green beans or anything else I'm putting in the freezer except that I add about 1/2 a cup of vinegar to the water. We like the little bit of twang it gives them, but it's not necessary. Then I let them drain in the colander until drip dry then I stack about 50 or so one on top of the other and then roll them up, seal them in ziplock bags (squeeze as much air as possible out) and toss them in the frezer. To defrost, remove them from the bag and allow them to defrost in a tub/bowl of water. Don't tough them until they open up/unroll on their own.

In a major pinch I have used store bought ones in a jar,but they need some major soaking to get rid of the brininess.

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Back to topewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Blogoverstock, hi, yeah I use a lot of spearmint, mint and wintergreen mint in my cooking as well.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items View Bloggoing to raid the fridge -- can't resist
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogThanks Ewan, I never saw her harvest or prepare the leaves. I do remember how they did prep animals and cleaned them though. I am glad you gave me this instructions, I would hate to use store bought leaves. Seems wasteful
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View BlogOH I ALMOST FORGOT

RAKI

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