Saturday, October 16, 2010

This Is the Last, I Promise

Wow, we had to open a new jar of mayonnaise. The garden tomatoes and cucumbers are in a final, fatal rush to the finish line, and who are we to interfere with their predetermined deaths?
We applied palliative care, in fact. Fresh, chewy bread, a crack of pepper and a little salt. That mayo.
The star today, a little surprisingly, was the cucumber. The 'maters have been red, ripe and reliable (once that gloom-infected summer ended), but not knockouts in the taste department.
The cucumber (called a General Lee, I believe) was so delicious, it had to be peeled. The peels are thick, a little spiny, and spinning with deep green flavor. Good for the compost pile. The tender bright slices were delirious with moist, garden nuance. Gonna grow these from now on.
OK, is it time for fall food yet? I got some ideas.

Aaaannnd. If you care. The dog, the driver and the dope (that would be me) survived the 10-hour ordeal yesterday. Flying colors. Only one poop in my parents' hallway, and I didn't do it.

12 comments:

Zoomie said...

Yaaay for all of you, who made it there and back with only one little accident in the hallway. As exemplary as your cukes. Bravo. I have another little comment that I will send just to you. ;-)

Ms Brown Mouse said...

And just how delighted with their new grandpuppy were your parents??

Juanita said...

Yay for out-of-car poops! :-)

I miss yummy, gluten-filled sandwiches where the main events are the crispy, fresh ingredients. Looks good!

seantimberlake said...

Sure, sure. Blame the dog.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: It was an OK trip! Very nice to have these cukes awaiting us on our return.

Morgan: Well, it was sort of like, "She's skinny!" "Get down!" "She's skinny!"

Juanita: Ooh, missing bread. I hope you're baking your own or have found a good substitute. That's the hardest thing to do without. (And pizza.)

Sean: Well, I've seen Cranky's, and it wasn't his!

Zoomie said...

There were three other poopers in that hallway besides Bartlett and Cranky... any one of them could have done it.

namastenancy said...

Only you could make take poop comment and make it funny! The sandwich looks gorgeous! But I have been just chomping down on the cucumbers this season - with only a sprinkle of salt. They are delicious! Or I've made tzikini with them. Also delicious! Cucumbers, it's what's for lunch and dinner!

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: ...... My dad? (He's the one who "found" it.)

Nancy: I love cucumbers lots. But this General Lee is my favorite, ever. Hope you can find it.

Greg said...

You write a story about a grand sando and everyone comments on the poops.Love it!

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: The sandwich is old news. We are into scatology here, dude.

Zoomie said...

Oh, yeah, or perhaps covering for yo' mama?

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Ooooh! Didn't think of that. :)