Cucumber Gin and Tonic Sorbet

CUCUMBER GIN AND TONIC SORBETSummer in a glass is also what this has been called! It is light, crisp, very refreshing and has a good punch too!!...more

Cucumber Eye Gel

Cucumber Eye Gel - make your own I love eye gels and have used them on and off for years. I finally found one I really, really liked but the maker changed the recipe. I decided it was time to have a go at making my own.So here is my ridiculously simple recipe for cucumber eye gel....more

Cucumber Salad

Summer is the season for salad. This is one of my favorites! Lettuce doesn’t always need to be the center of attention. This Cucumber Salad is cool, refreshing and full of flavor. Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, salty feta and a tangy Italian dressing make a wonderful salad. It’s the perfect start to any meal and takes no time at all to put together....more

Retrieving The ‘Teochew Stir-Fried Cucumber & Onion With Egg’ Taste

It is difficult. You start off not knowing exactly how it should taste like, and yet you know when you’ve gotten it wrong. I could only give it my best shot in my attempt to discover what my mama’s secret recipe contains....more

Strawberry Cucumber Mint Juice

It’s May and 90 degrees outside. Now, that’s not a complaint, but my body is playing catch up trying to acclimate to the warmer weather, given that it was just in the 40’s a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been drinking like it’s my job…water that is, with maybe some Riesling in the mix. But the point is that I’m kind of sick of chugging water, and have been craving some hydrating juice....more

The upcoming of the cream cheese free cucumber sandwich

I was sitting in bed this morning after returning from my friend's house, and was thinking about what sort of food to pack and enjoy on a beach trip that I might be going on tomorrow. (I am so excited!) I knew buying food would be out of the question, so I was trying to think of some sort of sandwich that would be light and delicious, but not overplayed and ordinary....more


I had no desire to go food shopping for the past few days since I didn’t feel like dealing with the gross weather, but my laziness forced me to get creative in the kitchen. Sometimes putting random crap together creates an awesome combination. It’s how I came up with this chorizo burger with a refreshing cucumber topping. [Read more]...more

Thirst-Quenching Cucumber & Mint Lemonade

Watermelon, Feta, and Cucumber Salad

I LOVE FARMERS MARKETS.  There, I said it.  Who out there relates?!  There is something about the fresh fruits and vegetables at my fingertips, the energy in the air, and the hustle and bustle of people and vendors that always excites me about the farmers market.  This past weekend my family and I went to the Minneapolis Farmers Market and I came home with a bag full of fruits and veggies ready to be eaten. Here are some yummy produce waiting to be bought....more

Summer Cocktails: Beat the Heat With a Cucumber Mojito

Chris loves playing bartender and I'm glad he does...because he's good at it. He makes my all-time favorite Bacon Bloody Mary, and is also the creator of this amazing White Riesling Sangria. His most recent concoction? ...more