Friday, August 03, 2007


It's crunch time.
(Ha, ha. I just cracked myself up. Unintended pun.)
The cucumbers are getting unruly, and need to be eaten or else caged and smacked with a whip. I choose eat.
In our case, with the robust harvest for a mere two people, the eating needs to be a little cucumber-intensive. Tonight we are having a grated cucumber soup made with onion, sour cream and buttermilk, seasoned with habanero powder and salt. Not a good photo op, but a grate (great) dish. Bowl.
Yesterday we decorated halves of cukes with local wild smoked salmon, dablets of local goat cheese, and Italian capers. Much better photo op.
It was like... sushi!


Zoomie said...

Oh, lady, does that ever look good!

Anna Haight said...

I'm inspired! I've gone on the South Beach Diet, so traditional sushi is a no-no for awhile - this looks fabulous!

Dagny said...

I am not even hungry but I am salivating. I think I'll be having salmon tomorrow.

Katie Zeller said...

And it's, like....pretty!
I staggered my plantings of green and yellow beans, carefully. I tried not to plant too many. I've been waiting and waiting to pick he first one. My best guess is that tomorrow, when I shall go down to pick for the very first time, I'll have something in excess of a metric ton.... and I'm picking them before they're full grown....
Best laid plans...
The cukes should start on Tuesday... God help us!

meathenge said...

Oh, go ahead and have a little snack. You could use some more meat on them bones.

I got FC breakfast sausage!

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: So easy. Party food! Try it.

Anna: I'm following your SBD adventures. Wouldn't you love some faux sushi, minus the rice?

Dagny: Look for local, wild. It's intense.

Katie: No way, metric ton? :D
I will do beans next year. I might need your advice.

Rev. Biggles: I got homemade sausage from Anita and Cameron! All coiled up like a 45 RPM.

Chilebrown said...

Pseudoshi I give up. Is that like Shepoopiee. 'The Music Man'. I just made reserevations to , We will be at the Coffee Booth at 8:01 am. I know Cranky will be there.. Peace Paul!

I am going to Bracebridge YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Stacie said...

that is the one little problem with gardening! some foods you can't really put away, and must eat... and eat... and eat... and then try and get your friends to eat... and eat some more! my friends hide when they see me coming with zucchini!!

Anna Haight said...

Yes indeed! I was inspired to buy Persian cucumbers at the market today! Do you have a trusted source of sushi grade tuna in Marin? I usually go to Japantown but hate to make a trip just for the tuna.

Unknown said...

That looks great. I think that is a heck of a lot easier and quicker to make cucumber nigiri sushi than having to cook the rice, fan the rice, and paddle the rice.

PR@ said...

i like cucumbers but they don't like me :(

cookiecrumb said...

Chilebrown: Brag it to the world, brother!

Stacie: We have been eating a lot of salads. A lot of lettuce. Yeah, like I'm complaining!

Anna: Those Persian cukes are a delight.
I do know that Brian's Fine Foods in Corte Madera carries ocean-caught sushi-quality tuna *sometimes* and that I've seen beautiful fish at Mill Valley Market, but not every day. If I were you, I might even ask at Whole Foods.

Lannae: Yeah. (But I like the rice!) You can think of this as fake sushi or just something fast and fun to eat.

Sam: The burpsies? So sad.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Want.

I'm here from Anne's blog. Um, when did you say dinner was?

I will bring rice wine. Or plum wine. Or for those lowcarbing with me, HangarOne vodka from the freezer.