Since learning I was pregnant, I have craved salt... Now anyone who knows me knows that I'm a dessert girl. I love cakes, pies, mousse, cobblers, etc... If it is sugary and fruity or sugary and chocolaty, I am all in! But in the last two months my interest for sweets has gone way down. I still indulge now and again but for the most part I could gladly pass on most of them.
However... I crave salt on an almost hourly basis. Chips, pretzel, pringles... yes, yes and yes! At our 4th of July picnic the hostess made a pickled cucumber salad that was so good I asked her for the recipe... I believe she said it came from a Martha Stewart cookbook (but don't quote me on that)... but at any rate, it is delicious and very easy (my favorite kind of recipes)! So, I thought I'd share it here. It would make a nice addition to any summer picnic and it's lovely because you can make it in advance.
2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Combine all of the ingredients (minus the cucumbers) until thorougly mixed and the sugar/salt is dissolved. Pour over cucumbers and refrigerate at least three hours.
See? Easy... and yummy!
4 days ago