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Tag Archives: cucumber

Chinese Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

My blogger hat blew off just before Christmas, caught in a whirlwind of social events and mundane food preparation, but now summer holidays are in full swing and the pace … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 36 Comments

Cucumber and Gin Soup with Avocado and Tomato

I’ve been involved in a Book Club for most of my adult life. At first it was just about friends, and if we talked about the month’s designated book then … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 28 Comments

Cucumber, Peanut and Coconut Salad

Pungent mustard seed oil is little appreciated in Australia except by our large community of Indian expats, but even they may not be aware Australia has it’s own high quality … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 29 Comments

Gin and Cucumber Vinaigrette for Oysters

In direct contrast to the way I like to eat, I become a lazy cook in the summer holidays. “Minimum effort, maximum enjoyment” becomes my mantra. Meals prepared on the … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 15 Comments

Kachumber

I have been making this finely chopped fresh salad as an accompaniment to spicy food for close to 30 years. Not only is it a great palate calmer when a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 16 Comments

Tzatziki, Cacik and Raita

The fresh flavour combination of natural yoghurt and cucumber is common to many cuisines, as a dip, a sauce, a soup and a palate cooler.  Indian Raita, a thin sauce … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 9 Comments