Valley Bounty: Cucumbers
Too hot to cook? Find salvation in cucumbers. They’re cool and crunchy, and if you serve them with filling dips—hummus, baba ganoush, or a fresh local goat cheese mixed with yogurt and herbs—they can serve as dinner. A blender cucumber soup, paired with green salad and fresh bread, is another way to avoid turning on your kitchen range. Find recipes from local farms and preserving tips at www.buylocalfood.org on the Valley Bounty page.
By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.