You guys. I swear I can count. I love and use math in my everyday life, literally every day. And yet, I miscounted.
Upon closer examination, The Twelve Weeks of Summer should have been called The Eleven Weeks of Summer, or I should have started a week earlier.
Whatever the case, we are doing a catch up week over here and bringing you TWO weeks' worth of content featuring Cucumber and Lime. Consider it an end-of-summer bonus!
I have two winning recipes for you. Cucumber Feta Salsa is fast and delicious. It goes great with anything from the grill. Key Lime Pie Bars are also fast and pack a whallop of zingy lime goodness wrapped in a cool filling. Do not let summer pass you by without making both of these recipes. In fact, make them together and call it dinner!
I never really knew the difference between English cucumbers and "regular" cucumbers. I know that one costs more and comes wrapped in plastic, but that was the extent of my knowledge. This article does a great job explaining the two types in more detail.
It's not too late in the season to whip up a batch of homemade pickles. What used to be an arduous task has now been streamlined into the kind of thing you can do in an afternoon and keep them in the fridge.
In order to get the best out of your limes, you are going to need a microplane. I love mine, and I consider it an indispensable kitchen tool. Also keep in mind, that just like any other blade in your kitchen, these become dull over time. The second you feel like you're about to grate your fingers instead of the zest because it's not really catching, it's time to replace the microplane!