We don’t wash the cucumbers at the farm to keep
them in better condition for storage and handling, so
wash before use. There is no wax added to the skin,
so there is no need peel (unless desired) or do anything
more than rinse off any dirt. It is personal preference
to remove the seeds or skin, but neither is required.
For the simplest dish, slice and season with salt, vinegar,
add olive oil and fresh herbs if desired. To dress things
up toss sliced cucumbers with a simple vinaigrette of
minced onion or garlic, Dijon mustard, olive oil and
vinegar, and eat right away.
For a surprisingly refreshing drink, add slices to water
and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Use cucumbers, within a week if possible. To preserve,
pickle in a brine of vinegar and water, to use on hamburgers