Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It has been so hot here we really haven't been doing much of anything apart from staying cool. Yesterday it reached 103 !!! The one good thing about the heat though is that it is ripening all our veggies. This morning Mom and I picked apple cucumbers and tomatoes. Now for those that don't know - these are apple cucumbers but they are only called that because they are round like an apple. Taste wise - they are the same as an ordinary cucumber. Dad says he thinks they actually taste better and he LOVES them. That is an apple cucumber right at the front - it is sort of yellow striped. Mom has grown these for years back home in Australia although the ones she grew back there were more honey dew melon color - but the same size as an apple. Tonight Mom is making a chicken salad with these - eeeerrrmmm mom I will just have the chicken - you can hold the salad part for me.
Posted by Cowspotdog at 8:43 AM
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Never knew about apple cucumbers. Our cucumbers got attacked and died off. Dad has a plan to protect the next batch.ReplyDelete
Yours look wonderful.
Yum! It all looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Never heard of an apple cucumber. How cool!
Our heat keeps climbing too. It was nice out there early this morning but getting pretty steamy already.ReplyDelete
Mom would love to grow some tomatoes here but no luck with them ever. We never heard of apple cukes either. Bet they are tasty.
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
I've never heard of an apple cucumber - I'd love to try one!ReplyDelete
I don't mind having the salad part for you! they look so delicious.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of an apple cucumber either, it sounds yummy though.
My MOM like those apple cucs also. Looking forward to our crops to ripen.ReplyDelete
You make everything look beautiful!!
They are great. Mums love trying new fruit & veggies. We've never heard of those. It's so cold and wet here nothing is growing except weeds! Deccy xReplyDelete
Hi Reilly & Denny, we learned something new too - apple cucumbers. 103 is awfully hot for dogs, whether they have a coat like yours or not. We're barely making 70 degrees up here and today it'll likely be a bit less because it's really cloudy outside. My peeps put "cool coats" on us when it gets warm up here (>70 in direct sunshine) and they really work well. Hope it cools down a bit for you.ReplyDelete
We've never heard of an apple cucumber before! We love apples and cucumbers so we bet we'd like these too. We need to tell mom to look for them, Riley!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
Ive never heard of an apple cucumber before either. I hope you get some cooler weather soon.ReplyDelete
We've never heard of an apple cucumber before! How neat!ReplyDelete
I have never heard of those apple cucumbers either - I love cucumbers though!ReplyDelete
Gee....we have never heard of an apple cucumber, who knew?? Ha! It all looks very yummyReplyDelete
Those apple cucumbers are so cool! i would love to try them. :)ReplyDelete
My grandhuman grows apple cucumbers and they are more of a green colour here in Australia.ReplyDelete
We most grow a different variety?
Those are amazing. wE love cucumbers here, but have never seen an apple cucumber. You can bet we will be watching for them from now on.ReplyDelete
Myabe next year we will try to grow them.
Boy your tomatoes are already ready. You are so lucky.
First , you look so cute in that picture, I can't stand it! My Mommy has never heard of those and she thinks it is way cool.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing that.
That's pretty cool, I haven't heard of apple cucumbers either. I thought from the picture it was a yellow tomato. I hope it gets cooler for you soon! I think you are sending the hot weather to us today! Katie will be spending the day inside.ReplyDelete
Apple cucumbers? Sounds interesting. And, yes, TEA BAG WALLETS are perfect for the peep. Get one now!ReplyDelete
Wow, you guys got tomatoes already! We are so jealous!!! The apple cucumber thing looks cool -- we thought that was some sort of orange when we looked at the picture.ReplyDelete
Well I never ~ an apple cucumber ~ what will they mate next! Very informative, even our speciality produce store does not have them.ReplyDelete
Sweet William The Scot
Yum...we have had lemon cucumbers, but never an apple cucumber. They look delish!ReplyDelete
And look at all your yummy tomatoes.
Send us some of your sunshine!