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I made a Cucumber Salad after a lovely family day out, to accompany our grilled chicken dinner on the back deck. I then muddled the end pieces of the vegetable with gin to make a fresh, yummy Cucumber Cocktail.

CUCUMBER SALAD

cucumber salad

1 cucumber, peeled and cut into large dice

1/4 cup white vinegar

2 to 3 tablespoons of sour cream

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

handful fresh dill

Mix the cucumber in a bowl with the vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for about 2 hours. After chilled, drain the cucumbers, mix in the sour cream. Chop the dill and add to the sour cream. Mix well.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Dining Guide, June 2015

www.nwaonline.com/dining/

CUCUMBER COCKTAIL

cucumber cocktail

In  cocktail shaker, muddle 2 inches of cucumber, then add gin, ice and the juice of a lime. Shake and strain.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, December 2014

www.arkansasonline.com/news/features/food/

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