Taking a Break From the Cucumbers

@NailTech (6890)
United States
August 14, 2012 5:27pm CST
Ha, we have had so many cucumbers in the garden this year that today have decided to not eat even one small slice, that is how sick of them I'm getting. I've tried to make a salad today but just couldn't. Ack! I will used the sliced ones on eyes when I take a nap next time perhaps. I need a break from them now though for a day at least. Do you have an abundance of any food items like this in your household right now from the garden?
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 12
I think it was Samuel Johnson who once said, "The best thing you can do with a cucumber is, put plenty of salt and vinegar on it and throw it in the bin" One thing I do know for certain is that cucumbers repeat on you right through the day.... One thing I do know for certain is that cucumbers repeat on you right through the day....
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Why on earth would you bother to put salt and vinegar on a cucumber and throw it in the bin? They repeat on you right through the day? I think I've heard that one before.
• United States
15 Aug 12
Cucumbers repeat on you right thru the day... You put salt and vinegar on them and throw them into a bin- it turns them into a pickle- oh wait I think I am repeating something someone already said... oh and did you know cucumbers repeat on you right through the day....... )LOL)
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Aug 12
I heard they do make you burp sometimes. It doesn't have that effect on me, though.
@Shellyann36 (9181)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Right now that is not our case. Our garden is winding down. Our cucumbers did not produce this year. I wish I had your problem! I do love me some cucumbers. I think I can understand how you feel though. Sometimes after having too much of something even the smell of it can make you cringe.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Darn, well pretty soon we will be in that scenerio too. There are some things already going to seed like the basil and dill. Hardly used them too. I love dill in fish dishes and basil in Italian dishes. I wonder why your cucs didn't produce this year. My brother grows them here and manages to deter the groundhogs but have seen them a few times recently again eating some of the greenery.
• United States
21 Aug 12
I never have luck with cukes and they are one of my most favorite veggies! I am going to try my hand at planting some cilantro and basil to have over the winter. We love both of them. Groundhogs can be gotten rid of with spearmint chewing gum. I use the Juicy Fruit brand. You poke the gum down in one of their holes and when they eat it their insides get glued together. If you not into harming them don't use this method. It kills them.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
15 Aug 12
Nope, I don't really have anything growing in my garden. I just find it really hard to keep up the maintenance of it. The garden is growing a lot of weeds and vines around everywhere. It just gives me a lot of stress with having to clean it up all the time everyday. I just find it really cheaper to just buy it from my local vegetable and fruit store.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I feel the same way as you sometimes, as I get older especially. Plus there are way too many mosquitoes here that I let the brother do alot of the veggie garden stuff. Cleaning it up can either be fun or a big hassle depending on how you look a it. I'd rather not though right now as I'm still not fully recovered after surgery.
@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Please send me those cucumbers? They are a bit expensive here and I would love to get some for free! If only. When i was young, we had a lot of papaya trees in our backyard and we were just fed up with eating them.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I would give them to you here if you lived here toniganzon. I hate to waste any but as fast as we eat them there are still ones that go rotten. Yea, papayas are delicious but if you have to many of them they will be too much for you.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Wow! I wish I could grow my own food here. Back at my province, we had the farm and all our vegetables were really fresh. I love cucumbers - alone or in a salad, or sandwhich. I loooooovvvvveeeee cucumber kimchi. Can I have some cucumbers? I would really love to make kimchi!
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Aug 12
I know, I wish everyone could do that. There are people who just don't have an interest in it though. I will send you some cyber cucs, OK? I have to find that recipe for kimchi.
• United States
14 Aug 12
Cucumber smoothies are good. Our neighbor grows a lot of tomatoes that are delicious. I can't really eat cucumbers whole as they are hard to digest. But in a smoothie they are great.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I have never tried them in a smoothie, I have put spinach in them though and they're great. If you grate the cucumber up can you eat them that way? My grandfather used to eat them that way. I don't care for too many seeds in mine.
@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Aug 12
I wonder if you can slice them and freeze them so you have them in Winter. We aren't able to plant. I have a cherry tomato bush in a big container and they are delicious. I have gotten sort of tired of them. I love them in the pear or cherry types. Little bit of a different flavor in both.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I'm not sure, it seems some things like lettuce you can't. Never tried it with cucumbers, I would think maybe if you removed the seeds? I dunno. I'm so sorry you can't plant anything where you live, i would not be able to function wiithout some sort of garden area in the summer although these days I like it alot lesser than I used to in ways, such as when the mosquitoes strike. More so than usual we get those critters. I have a cherry tomato plant in a pot here as well, and so far it produced maybe 3-4 cherries that I put in my salad. Yummy! I love pear and cherry shapes. I love the grape tomatoes, too!
17 Aug 12
I wish you could send me all the cucumber to my house. I have eaten cucumber every single day probably for last couple of months, mainly because of hot weather and secondly to make salad. I am getting tired of it right now though. I do not have a garden to plant where I live in any kind of vegetables. I hope you can get rid of the abundant cucumber in a good way.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Aug 12
I will have to make a salad today and don't want to. I'm just too stressed right now. I wish you could be here to take a few of them.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
As they say "Too much of something good may not be good for you" hehehe.. I could actually relate to your sentiments here, we have a small farm which harvests a lot of greens and one of them is the green-leafy vegetable (I don't know the English name for it) but we're just sick to the core seeing and eating it! hahaha.. So we decided to sell them or to give them away. Though production isn't that much to truly have a stable market - so most of the times, we just give them away. Why don't you trade it with some other neighbors with different home-grown products? Perhaps sell them? There must be other ways to make use of it while not making you sick of them. hehe.. Good luck! Have a great Mylot experience ahead!
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
If your supply of something is overflowing you might as well share it to your neighbors or donate to appropriate institutions such as feeding centers and the like.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Well dear do you know that cucumber juice with lemon and honey make a real delightful drink? Try it and see how you will so love the taste! Eating slices of cucumber all the time is boring so you have to enjoy your cucumber in another way. You can also make pickles from them if I may suggest. At home I have lots of mangoes. My mango tree has been really fruitful. I have shared many to neighbors but still there are lots left for us so I have to be creative enough to keep enjoying the fruits. I have juiced most of ripe ones and kept in the fridge. Now the puree makes a real delightful everyday drink for us. It's either we add some water to the puree or add some milk for variation. I also do make mango sorbet, mango crepe, mango dip and a lot more recipes out of these mangoes. Even the raw mangoes need not go to waste either. I have pickled and bottled them. They are so good with fried fish or anything fried. It takes some effort but that is better than wasting these mangoes. After all... not all people have the blessings of bountiful mangoes on the table. Same things goes true to your cucumbers. Not all have bountiful cucumbers. I myself do have to buy them at ten pesos each if I want to eat some.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Aug 12
No I didn't know about that. I have to try it though one day. It sounds easy to put together. And I have both those other 2 ingredients too. I have never tried making pickles but there's an idea too. I'm not good with canning. I would love to trade them for some mangoes. They are so good. I have went to Costco yesterday and saw alot there, plus avocadoes, champayne grapes, etc. Interesting. I only bought a container of plums instead as far as fruit.I wonder if I could puree the plums and make some plum smoothies?
@kemak28 (738)
• United States
13 Sep 12
We have tons of cucumbers right now too from the garden. I get tired of them real quick just eating them plain or even in a salad. I used some of them in a creamy cucumber onion salad that is really good and the others I cut up for pickles. I make a really easy pickle recipe where you don't have to can them just put in a jar in the refrigerator with the seasonings and stuff and they are ready to eat within a few days and last pretty long just like the pickles you buy. At least they don't go to waste then. That or give some away to friends.
@peavey (16464)
• United States
17 Aug 12
I can only wish I had that problem! I have a beautiful cucumber vine, luscious looking and just covered in blooms, but not one cucumber so far. It's easy to make refrigerator pickles and you don't have to seal them or anything except keep them cold.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Aug 12
u CAN FREEZE CUCUMBERS & THEY ARE REALLY GOOD ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER WHEN THEY ARE SO EXPENSIVE & NOT REALLY THAT GOOD EITHER.
@KOSTAS499 (1625)
• Greece
17 Aug 12
I don't have a garden but I understand what you are saying. I just gor bored of green peppers in my salad. They have a lot of vitamin C, but I just can't eat them for now.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
That's what happens when the supply is abundant. Look what is happening here after the floods. The price of vegetable have soared high to more than 5o percent due to crop destruction not only at the flooded ares but at the vegetable gardens upland and northern provinces of Luzon, Philippines. Even fish and meat prices are not exempted.
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Cucumbers are my favorite food! I could never stop eating them. We've picked only a few from our garden this year, and I just slice them up and add some vinegar. Such a refreshing snack. We've had a really bad year this year for our garden, so we've only picked a few tomatoes and cucumbers. I wish I were in your situation, haha! But a few years ago, we had a really good tomato harvest, and we would have several every day. We'd just slice up the tomatoes and dip them in sugar. But we wouldn't mind, because our whole family LOVES tomatoes. ~ Annie
@Bhebelen14 (5204)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
In my small garden I have lots of ripe hot chili before,but instead of letting them to fall on the ground I put them in a bottle with garlic, pepper, salt and vinegar to preserved it and I can use it anytime I want it.