Friday, August 19, 2011

Suggestions:

This is a Mac n' Geez type question:

A neighbor down the street is an avid gardener, and every time he harvests he passes out veggies to the kids that ride by on their bikes; he grows more than he can use.

Anyhow, I now have a cucumber (I'm not a cucumber fan and don't typically buy them) and a handful, maybe 10 or so red chili peppers.

Any suggestions on what to do with them? I don't want them to go to waste!

10 comments:

USA_Admiral said...

Plant the cucumber. Return on investment.

Use the chilli peepers to make salsa?

Speedy G said...

Nope.

cube said...

I would eat the cucumber raw. I love them, but I'm not the go-to person for recipes. I'm not that good at throwing things together to make a meal. I would look in the Food Network website.

Alligator said...

Pickle the cucumber. It is the only way they are edible. God did not intend for humans to eat raw cucumbers. Blechhh! By the way, I don't like raw cucumbers.

Peppers - hang them up and let them dry. Then you can crush or grind them up as seasoning for pizza toppings, chili, salsa or anything you would normally like to set on fire. Dried chilies keep forever, so you don't have to worry about using them all at once.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Give them back to your neighbor and tell him you grew them.

Brooke said...

HA! Nah, I have a black thumb; they'd never believe it!

I agree, the only way to eat a cucumber is in pickle form.

Dave in PB said...

I'm with Aligator. I'd pickle all of it. Throw in some sliced carrots too.

Brooke said...

I think that might be the way to go. :)

Z said...

pickled cauliflower's delicious , too...throw that in, too!

Brooke, thanks for the lovely compliment of mentioning the food blog like that! I smiled when I saw that! xxx

Brooke said...

I'm a bum; I should've linked! :)