Cucumber Neapolitana from Darina Allen

Cucumber Neapolitana from Darina Allen

I have no idea where the name comes from. Suzi and I saw this Cucumber Neapolitana sided with the Rack of Lamb we wanted for Easter in Darina Allen’s new Grow, Cook, Nourish. Now, Darina lives in Ireland and “Neapolitana” is not exactly a Celtic phrase. I’ve googled,...
Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup from Leon Happy Soup

You may recall the story of King Canute, the monarch who went to the beach and commanded the tide to stop coming in. He failed. Hubris. I have a more reasonable belief. I still wear shorts in November. And I eat summer food. And I do believe I push back the onset of...
Japanese Style Cucumber and Radish Salad

Japanese Style Cucumber and Radish Salad

  I cannot image two veggies more distinct than cucumbers and radishes. Cucumbers are sweet and soothing. Radishes can wake the dead. Both have crunch it is true, but the cucumbers more quickly succumb to your bite. Radishes resist to the bitter end. Pun intended. So,...