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Quick Easy Pickles

Quick Easy Pickles 8 garlic cloves, sliced (or you can use scapes) 2 handfuls handfuls fresh dill 2 bay leaves 1 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp dill seeds 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 1/2 tsp celery…

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon dill weed 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes Dash Worcestershire sauce Fresh vegetables In…

Lentils with Cucumbers, Chard and Poached Egg

Lentils with Cucumbers, Chard and Poached Egg 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 4 large eggs 2 cups cooked black lentils, green lentils, or chickpeas (from about 1 cup uncooked) 2 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely…

Quick Pickles

Quick Pickles 1 1/2 pounds pickling cucumbers 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 2 teaspoons dill seed 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional 1 cup cider vinegar 1 cup water Prepare the jars: If you are planning to can your…

Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles 5 1/2 ounces pickling salt, approximately 1/2 cup 1 gallon filtered water 3 pounds pickling cucumbers, 4 to 6-inches long 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon…

Chicken Tenders with Cucumber Salad and Chickpea Couscous

Chicken Tenders with Cucumber Salad and Chickpea Couscous 1 (1 pound) cucumber 1/2 cup whole flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil Coarse salt and ground pepper 1…

Easy Homemade Dill Pickles and Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Easy Homemade Dill Pickles INGREDIENTS cucumbers 2 cloves of garlic 2 sprigs of fresh dill (the flowered heads of the dill taste the best for these pickles, so use them if you can get them) ½ tsp coriander seeds ¼ tsp mustard…

Cucumber, Strawberry, Lime and Mint Water

Cucumber, Strawberry, Lime and Mint Water INGREDIENTS 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup sliced cucumbers 2 limes, sliced 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves Ice cubes Water DIRECTIONS   In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher,…

Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad

Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed 2 small cucumbers, unpeeled, thinly sliced 1 cup (about 1/2 pint) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill Dressing: 2…

Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing over Green Lettuce

Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing over Green Lettuce INGREDIENTS • 2-4 slicing cucumbers (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) • 2…