Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Future Food: Cucumber


Cucumber flowers! We grew these 'apple' cukes this year. Not sure why they are called 'apple', the resemblance to a green apple isnt that strong. But The Most DH says he prefers them, so what the heck! They dont taste any different to the long green variety, to me anyway.

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Ces, I will have to try again later today! Fingers crossed!

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Ok now I am jealous, you grow vegies. I have the "thumb of death" with vegies. I am great at everything else but you put an edible plant near me and I kill it just by looking at it which is odd because my back ground is agriculture. Good thing I dont have that effect on cattle.
Hence, I shall never be able to show off a vegie flower pic:)

BetteJo said...

And they give you pretty flowers too! It's a win win situation!

Lavender said...

Melanie Now that surprises me, cause youre so good at so many other things...and yes! very good its not the same with cattle LOL Very good indeed, Ah well, you never know, you could just be a 'late bloomer' Oh! The puns I come up with - terrible!!!

BetteJo They are darling little flowers, thanks for noticing! I still get a kick out of thinking about so many things we eat having come from a flower, just amazes me! :)

areeiro said...

Hmmm, apple cukes! Never heard ot them but it sounds delicious! :) Curious aout the fruits!! I only know the long green once and those small warty once you use for pickels!

Lavender said...

Areeiro I shall have to try to remember to take a quick snap before we eat the next one LOL Id never seen them before Id come here either - I was very suspicious of them for a long time LOL Guess I prefer the more traditional looking veg :)

barkfoot said...

I'm not sure about apple cucumbers, do they fit nicely on sandwiches? I reckon the traditional cucumber is still a far superior 'sword' when trying to liven up an otherwise boring trip to the supermarket...

Lavender said...

Barkfoot ROFL! Indeed! I guess the only thing we can use these for is as a hand-grenade :)
But yes actually, they do fit a sandwich nicely, often in just one slice, so they have this for a merit?

Beth said...

That takes me back to when I was little we would go to the garden and see cucumber flowers. they also tasted good