Since we are on a cucumber kick this week, let’s keep the ball rolling. This post is written by Rula, my neighbor, who has her own delicious family recipe to share. The best part about this recipe, aside from the food, is hearing her story behind it. Sharing food is an important gesture, because food is not just food – it comes along with the story of where are roots lie, what we are willing to try and share, and all the memories that the food brings back to us with a simple bite. So, without further ado…here’s Rula’s Middle Eastern Cucumber recipe!
So, this spring was my first attempt at a vegetable garden, and the winning vegetable (that is the one that survived my seriously flesh-colored thumb) was the cucumber! Those cucumbers came at me from every direction and I found myself with a large drawer full of them in my fridge (which is why I couldn’t wait for Ali’s cool cucumber mask recipe!). Although I usually buy my Middle Eastern pickles from the (you guessed it) Middle Eastern store, this seemed the perfect time to finally ask my mother for the recipe for those pickles of my childhood (and present day) dreams.