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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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6/23/13 12:17 A

I get my cucumber sandwiches made by a British lady at a tea room and served with proper British tea.

It is divine, and I want some.

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6/22/13 11:41 P

I grew up on peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 7,550
6/12/13 12:58 A

Not for me though I like cucumbers.

6/12/13 12:05 A

Cucumbers are my favorite! I put them on or with almost every meal

6/11/13 11:49 P

Thank You GardenDiva2. Like you, I love gardening (presumably). Our neighbor just invited us to pick her tomatoes while she was gone on vacation. We came home with about 30 beautifully red, sun-ripened ones. Had a few for dinner and hopefully will make her some salsa for when her and her husband come home. There is nothing like fresh vegetables! All you have to do is grow your own and you will know what I am talking about. Where I live, in Arizona, they are expensive to grow because of the water and fertilizer, but it's SO worth it in the end. I hate summers here in the extreme heat, however, the best crop of tomatoes and chiles come from here, and it makes the summer better, somehow. Would like to hear more about your gardening!


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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 9,726
6/11/13 11:40 P

are very yummy to my tummy!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (310,273)
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6/11/13 6:27 P

I've got to try those!!!

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6/11/13 6:13 P


GARDENDIVA2 Posts: 612
6/11/13 6:10 P

PattiJohnson, You may want to take up food writing. Your descriptions make your sandwiches sound so delicious.

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6/11/13 1:04 P

They are delicious!

6/11/13 12:56 P

Cucumber sandwiches are a staple of traditional afternoon tea. I love them.
I don't tend to make them as an everyday thing, but whenever I host an afternoon party with a light menu, cucumber sandwiches are one of the items I make.

To be traditional, I use white bread and light cream cheese, but I prefer them with multi-grain bread.

6/11/13 12:52 P

We eat veggie sandwiches all the time, especially when veggies are at the peak of their season. I like cucumber sandwiches made with dense, dark whole grain breads with whipped cream cheese. Our favorite is field-ripened tomato sandwiches with mayo and fresh herbs like basil or oregano. We also love adding freshly roasted green chiles. Just thinking about these summer delights makes me hungry too....can't wait until the end of the summer.

Talking cucumbers -- My Costco now has these cute mini-cukes. They are about the size of small pickles. They are so good just for eating with a little bit of salt and pepper.


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WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
6/11/13 6:16 A

Love does make an awesome sandwich!

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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
6/11/13 6:11 A

Cool -- I love cucumbers

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6/11/13 6:09 A

No but I like the idea of adding sprouts to it with some cream cheese emoticon

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6/11/13 4:20 A

Yup with Tuna as well

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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,665
6/11/13 2:44 A

sounds yummy!

MNNICE Posts: 14,528
6/10/13 10:24 P

I know I love cucumbers on sandwiches, so why not try just the cukes? I'll try it for lunch sometime soon!

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6/10/13 6:23 P

Sounds perfect. Yum!

ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,198
6/10/13 6:22 P

wow! I'm getting hungry...thanks for the idea for lunch.. spark people are the best for sharing.

GARDENDIVA2 Posts: 612
6/10/13 5:47 P

I make a sandwich that sort of combines a few of the sandwiches mentioned here. I use the whole wheat bread with a smear of low fat cream cheese, thinly slices tomatoes and cucumbers. I season the cream cheese with a little pepper and basil. If you put a little cream cheese on each slice of bread it helps to keep things in place.

There is a deli near me that also adds sprouts. They call it the Farmer's Market. The vegetables that you could include are endless.

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6/10/13 4:00 P

mmmm, I love all these new suggestions....thanks guys

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KNUCKLES145 Posts: 14,059
6/10/13 3:21 P

have you tried "bread-less" cucumber sandwiches? the cukes become the "bread" and just a small amount of spread in between

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6/10/13 3:14 P

That sounds yummy!

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,707
6/10/13 2:10 P

if you enjoy the taste of cucumber
have you tried a low fat version of tzatziki
just substitute the low fat version of greek yogurt and sour cream
and serve with toasted whole wheat pita chips

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BJPENNY70 Posts: 4,806
6/10/13 2:09 P

That sounds so good. Have you tried that with tomatoes instead of cucumber? It is delicious as well.

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6/10/13 2:03 P

Thanks for the suggestion! I always like trying new foods! :)

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6/10/13 1:52 P

a good friend of mine hates, hates, hates cucumber sandwiches. When her family would get together at the river, that was one of the main foods. Once she walked away from the group gathering and threw her sandwiches in the river...up stream.

BUSTED! emoticon She said her mom really read her the riot act for wasting food.

I'm not a fan of mayo, but with a little spreadable Philly and some good whole grain bread - tasty!

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6/10/13 12:58 P

OMG!!! I found my new favorite snack. Seriously, I use Sara Lee's 45 calorie bread and a tad bit of miracle whip...and it is amazing, and only 137 calories. I love it.

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