7.25.2011

Meatless Monday: Boothby Blonde Heirloom Cucumber

This Monday, rather than featuring a recipe, we'd like to talk about trying new things. Amy never was a big fan of vegetables, but over the years has gradually come to love them. Well, many of them. And a big part of that came simply out of trying them, either for the first time, or with fresh eyes (or tastebuds, as it were).

At yesterday's farmers' market, we found this heirloom cucumber from Maine that we had never seen before. It is the size of a pickling cucumber and has whitish-yellow skin with creamy white and light green tones on the inside. The skin is slightly bitter, the texture crisp, and the flesh has a delicately sweet flavor. We ate ours out of hand, but bet these would be great pickling cukes.

Here's to trying new things!

10 comments:

Parsley Sage said...

Well, it looks pretty yummy :)

Erin said...

I love cucumbers, but I have never seen one like this before! Have fun pickling!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

I love the farmer's market and this looks so healthy and delicious :)

Mumsfilibaba said...

Never seen it before. Interesting.

Kate@Diethood said...

I've never seen an heirloom cucumber... it looks like squash of sorts. :)

Tiffany said...

YUM! I just had a yellow cucumber here in NC. The peel was almost sweet!

Lisa~~ said...

Very interesting and we love trying new foods.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Peggy said...

Oh how awesome! Never heard of this type before, but then again, I just discovered white cucumbers this year too!

kat said...

The farmers markets are such a good place to discover new things.

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

That's twice in one day we've run across heirloom cucumbers.. have to try this delicacy!