Easy Pickled CucumbersTuesday, July 19, 2016
Do you ever make something that is so simple and so flavorful and you become obsessed with it? That's what happened with these easy pickled cucumbers! They're so easy to make and you will be craving them as much as we do!
The intense summer heat is upon us here in Florida and sometimes it's not easy to think of what to make. I know, everyone says you should just turn on the grill and make something outside. Seriously?!? Outside??? It's scorching hot and then there are the massive amount of mosquitoes to deal with. I'm not sure if it's just me, but mosquitoes just love me!
I heard from my grandmother-in-law in Calabria this summer that mosquitoes totally avoid her and my mother-in-law has the same luck! Last May when they were visiting us for a month, she would even sleep outside on the patio and they wouldn't touch her. In the evening...when the mosquitoes are the worse around here...not even ONE bite! Well, she wasn't outside with the intention of taking a nap. She would actually be outside to do the rosary. I admired her dedication to stick to her prayer plan even while away from home. She would take her rosary and go sit outside in the quiet and pray away and the mosquitoes would leave her be. Lucky her!
But back to what to make on hot summer days. I could really eat a big plate of salad with a huge portion of these cucumbers and be totally content for lunch or for dinner. If someone would grill me a piece of chicken or fish, it would be the perfect summer dinner!!
And don't just make these in the summer time, make them any time of the year!! In case you are trying to add more veggie recipes to your life: this is vegan and vegetarian (and I guess I don't have to mention, it's also gluten-free...ha!)
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