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Monday, July 20, 2009


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.

Cucumber Salad

2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 water
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!


Donna said...

Everyone is SO different, but for me...salt cravings was my SON;)
Sweets all the way with my daughter.

Tater Mama said...

Have mercy! I am so behind on reading blogs!

CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news! I've just spent the last half hour or so catching up, and I'm thrilled for you and your husband.


Jamie said...

One of my favorites, my mom makes this (how have you never had it?) Anyway, you can add onions, that was the Katie Fout/ and is the Karen Fout way! It will give an extra vitamin C punch for you prego girl.

For some reason nothing is better then cider vinegar when you are pregnant.

Reid said...

Baby wants salt!!!!!!!!

Like his daddy...

Carrie said...

I can identify. I have told Shawn he should just bring home a salt lick and I would be happy.

Sarah said...

I like the thought of the salt lick! Raley liked queso... not so much on the outside, though (she had a taste yesterday and must have gotten a hot bit because she looked at me like I was trying to kill her).
And thanks for the recipe - we have 2 cucumbers just off the vine that would be perfect!