Cukes are in

I’ve never been a fan of cucumbers, but they are on my list of things I decided to learn to like. It may not be possible to learn to like everything you dislike, but I can always try. Since cukes were on my list, we decided to plant one this year. The variety is called “White Wonder,” and the first ones are in! They taste pretty good as far as I can tell. The one on the left was sizeable when we went out of town last week, but I waited to pick it until yesterday. It seems a bit seedy inside, but I’ll have to see what the other one is like. It was also pretty smooth, but  I got a “splinter” from the spiny surface of the one on the right.


  1. Lauren sliced one of these bad boys up for my sandwich yesterday, and then we had them on a wrap at dinner last night. This morning when I was making my lunch I told her I didn’t like them.

    She then told me I have to learn to like them because she is. I have them on my sandwich again today. 🙂

    I will try!

  2. I had to drink cucumber juice the other night with my host family, and it was pretty much just water and grated cucumbers. It was not fine. I did find the sweet cucumber soup to be tolerable though. However, I hop to never eat cucumbers again when I get back to the states. White Wonder or no.

  3. If you want to enjoy the cukes… please pick them much smaller. When you leave them on the vine they work at making seeds (it’s what they do), so try much smaller ones, they are never too young to eat-enjoy!

  4. Thanks for the tip! I’ve been watching them closely the last couple of days, so I’ll be sure to pick earlier since we’re not out of town now.

  5. I just want to say that I am so impressed that you are “learning” to like new things! Bravo.

    I have taught myself to like bleu cheese, avocado, and green peppers among other things… I really think I would be missing out if I didn’t like foods. That’s what I always tell my kids too.

    Thanks for sharing:) visiting from tgp…

  6. I just can’t stand fresh cukes- even the smell is too much for me- but I grow pickling cukes, pick them small and add lots of garlic to the pickling liquid and then I can’t eat enough of them (after they are thoroughly pickled, of course). 🙂

    Good for you for trying and thanks for sharing at the TGP!

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