“I mean, I guess I could take some cucumbers,” I said with a hint of reluctance. “Maybe . . . four or five?”
As six or seven garden cucumbers tumbled into the bag before worship on Sunday morning, I said feebly, “Maybe I’ll make cucumber water! That would be good!”
“Mmm-hmmm,” said the wise farm wife as she filled the bag. “They’re pretty good eating right out of the garden, too.”
What can I say? I’ve never been a big cucumber fan. I have nothing against them, and since moving to Minnesota I have developed a love for the pickled variety.
But the cucumbers you buy at the grocery store or have on your Subway sandwich are pretty much a nothing vegetable. Right? Like a lukewarm green ice cube, making you feel virtuous (veggies are veggies, after all), but not adding much to your meal.
So, when I bit into my first slice of garden cucumber on Sunday afternoon, my expectations were low.
Oh, my friends. Did you know that a slice of cucumber can be a revelation? Did you know that a garden cucumber can be a something vegetable, after all?
I didn’t. And now I do. Next time, I might just accept the whole bag.
What food has surprised you lately (or long ago)?
P.S. Try this delicious lunch / breakfast / snack from my friend The Lady Pastor! Sounds fab.