My Favourite/First Cucumber

I did it!!!  I managed to grow something!  And something edible to boot!  And today I picked my firstborn cucumber lol!  I brought it in the house, washed it and then just looked at it and thought crap, now what am I going to do with it? I know I could have taken the easy route and just sliced and ate it but I thought being the first it deserved something a bit better!

Here it is in all it’s glory!  With a few more of those little tiny, but potent chili peppers I have also managed to keep alive.



So, what to make?  Something to honour my very first cucumber lol?

And then I remembered that as a kid I loved cucumber tea sandwiches. My mother is English, born in England, and I think it is one of those things she brought over with her, food wise.  I just remembered how much I liked them, so that is what I decided to do with it!

I also remember her not being very impressed with me as a child when I first learned she came to Canada from England.  I guess it might have been the fact I asked her if she came over on the Mayflower!  We had just learned about it in school and it made perfect sense to me that she could have.  Guess I should have paid a bit more attention to the different dates or kept my mouth shut lol!!! (I still haven’t learned how to do the latter)

There is not much by way of “ingredients” to make cucumber tea sandwiches.


Check this out! It even looks like a real cucumber in the middle!  Woo hoo!  I did it! Although there was a bit of hesitation when it came to actually having to cut it open, it is my first one!


I peeled and sliced the cucumber as thin as I could get it.


I was using Tramezzini bread again for these sandwiches, it is crust less and perfect for sandwiches like this.

I lightly buttered the bread and arranged my cucumber slices on top of one slice, then a little sprinkle of salt.


Closed the sandwich up and cut it into quarters.


And arranged them on a plate for lunch!  Yummy cucumber tea sandwiches for a nice light lunch!


I am not going to write a “recipe” for these Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, I really don’t think it’s necessary but I still wanted to share the experience of my first cucumber with everyone!

Note: And to tonymarkp of The Yarn Blabber, I do hope you continue to enjoy my cucumber adventures, I recall your amusement with me having a favourite cucumber lol!!!


6 thoughts on “My Favourite/First Cucumber

  1. Congratulations ! There’s a delicious pickled cucumber mum used to make in Finland. Just do the same things as for your sandwiches first. Make a pickling solution out of water, vinegar, salt and sugar. Taste as you go till you think it’s right. Then soak the cucumbers in the liquid for a couple of hours. Yum!

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  2. Pingback: Tramezzini with Tomato and Cream Cheese | Oh Yes, They Did

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