Thursday, August 10, 2006
When making salads I always use Kirby's because that is the only cucumber available in my neighborhood and luckily we like it. That's not true actually. There are the tall fat ones also available(don't know the name)but they have no flavor and are too watery. So I stick to the Kirby's. As you know I recently found and tried a Persian cucumber and liked it. But that supermarket was miles and miles from my house so I stocked up a little. When I purchased the Persian cucumber I also brought a seedless cucumber or also known as a English cucumber. Rachel Ray is always talking about them on 30 Minute Meals so I thought I would try it. It was very good. They aren't really seedless though. They just have much smaller seeds making it less prone to be bitter. When cucumbers age the seeds make their taste bitter. Plus the English/seedless cucumber is wrapped in plastic so it doesn't lose too much water. I peeled the skin even though Rachel Ray says you don't have to because they are not waxed but I just don't like the flavor of the skin. No matter how clean it is.