One of the best things about tutoring (I think) – in addition to really spend quality time with kids I love – is the delicious food that comes with it. I’ve posted before about the delicious treats that I get – as an added extra perk to tutoring. One of my most recent rewards (except for the delicious, delicious fried rice compliments of Mrs. Woo and Mrs. Eng) were these AWESOME cucumbers. I haven’t grown cucumbers in a few years because my vine veggies just haven’t been doing too well – and I gave up. Since I had such a banner year with my squash this summer – I think I just may go back to Cubies (as Nick and I call them) next year. But for now – I will more than happily take delicious and fresh produce from awesome families. So, with a nice quantity of cucumbers in my produce basket and a love of German cooking (my great-great grandmother was from Bavaria) – I figured I would whip up another one of Nick’s favorites. Cucumber Salad.
Heilmann Gurkensalat Recipe
Cut cucumbers into thin slices, add onion, dill and place aside. Mix salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar and sour cream in a separate container. Mix sugar/vinegar mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. I like to whisk mine so it gets fluffy. Then add sugar/vinegar mixture to cucumbers. Chill for 10/15 minutes (or longer) and serve. PROST!
**Please note – I am NOT a chef – by any means of the word. However – this recipe does get the Nick Frost Stamp of Approval. AND he is, by far, the most critical food critic there is**