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
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.