Sunday, June 7, 2009

R.I.P. Cucumber

I woke up one morning to find my cucumber plant and fruit lying on the floor after a heavy downpour. The strong winds had blown it off the trellis. After that, all 3 plants started to do badly. The leaves turned brown and the vines were drying up, clinging sadly onto the trellis. They just looked pathetic.

I harvested the (one and only) fruit, removed the dying plants and replaced them with chilli seedlings. Now the garden looks neat again.

What about the cucumber? It's now in my tummy. I made a salsa using cucumber, tomato, onions, chilli padi and shallots. For the dressing, I used truffle oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and a pinch of sugar and salt.

Cucumber eaten on its own can be quite bland, but when made into a salsa, it rocks!


  1. Good bye cucumber, we hardly knew ya!

  2. I love cucumber blended with lime and ice! What a refreshing drink for a hot afternoon like now!