3 Easy Cucumber Recipes

I remember the very first time I ate dinner with vegetables fresh from a home garden. It was 1992 in Utica, Mississippi. My mother and father drove down to Mississippi in my dad's Buick Cutlass to visit my 92 year old Big Mama who was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen. Big Mama didn't have much time left year so my dad wanted to make sure we spent an entire weekend with her and her neice Mary. Mary was a beautiful Southern Belle who took direction straight from God on how to make fresh fried chicken, squash, okra, purple hull peas and hot water cornbread. I had never tasted vegetables that good in my life. I mean it taste like heaven grew from the ground up. From that moment, I said "When I get grown, I'm going to go outside and pick vegetables from my garden to cook". I wanted to hold on to that moment and the taste forever. Here I am years later with my own garden, hopefully sharing the goodness of making recipes from fresh vegetables. Three super simple easy cucumber recipes, from my garden, but of course you can make them from store bought cucumbers too. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares 3 easy cucumber recipes
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares 3 easy cucumber recipes

FRUIT INFUSED CUCUMBER WATER

fresh sliced cucumber

sliced strawberries

basil leaves 

mint leaves

fresh lemon slices

Slice all fruit and cucumber and place in mason jars. THAT'S IT!! 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares 3 easy cucumber recipes 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares 3 easy cucumber recipes

CUCUMBER AND CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH

fresh cucumber slices

dill sprigs

cream cheese

italian dressing

french baguette

Slice cucumbers and set aside. Stir cream cheese and italian dressing and refrigerate for 4-6 hours to chill. Spread cream cheese over french baguette slices. Layer cucumber slices and garnish with dill sprigs. Serve. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares 3 easy cucumber recipes
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CUCUMBER SALAD

fresh cucumber slices

cherry tomatoes

red onion

white vinegar

salt and pepper

Slice cucumber and red onion into thin slices cut each cherry tomato. Pour about a tablespoonful of white vinegar or to your taste. Season with salt and pepper. SERVE AND ENJOY. 

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Andrea-Fenise-3-Cucumber-Recipes
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Have any of you tried these cucumber recipes? Have any of your own you'd like to share?