Sunday, August 23, 2015

Week 5, Thursday - Cucumber Sandwiches and Cucumber, Mint and Lime Juice

Today I bought bread and we made dairy-free cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches as there were around 10 cucumbers in the fridge from the delivery on Tuesday.  We also made a pretty cool drink from using cucumber, mint and lime cordial.  We used the mint that we planted in the garden a few weeks ago.  

Cucumber, Mint and Lime Juice

2 cucumbers, diced
Lime cordial
1 cup mint leaves
Put the diced cucumber in a jug.  Fill with 1 part lime cordial to 4 parts water.  Refrigerate.
Put mint leaves in a pot and add 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of sugar.  Bring to boil, turn off the heat and pour into the cucumber jug.  Let cool and then refrigerate. 

The sandwiches were straight-forward to make:  put margarine the bread, spread some dairy-free cream cheese on.  Put slices of cucumber on each piece of bread, cover with a buttered piece of bread.  Cut into triangles.  Easy! 

We also made a really simple salsa.


2 punnets of cherry tomatoes
5 or 6 cloves of garlic
A little balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients and put into the food processor and whizz just a little so that the tomatoes are slightly broken up.  

We had tortilla chips to dip into the salsa and we served the food outside today.  It was such a beautiful day.  It was rally hot and felt like a proper summer's day.  It all went, I even spent more time making more sandwiches for everyone as so many people asked for more.  

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