Cucumbers are slowly making their way into New York farmers markets. Last summerâ€™s cucumber love fling seems so far away and weâ€™ve been yearning to welcome the cucumber back into our hearts and kitchens. How could we not (even after that cruel end-of-summer goodbye), itâ€™s so good for us! The cucumber is an essential component of healthy human connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydratingâ€”a must for glowing skin. The Cucumber is also one of the most versatile vegetables around; it can be infused into a refreshing cocktail or used to make a cool salad on a hot summer day. No matter which way you slice them cucumbers are a great summer treat.
Cantaloupe Mint Cucumber Gazpacho
Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts
ApÃ©ritif de Lillet Cannelle Basilic