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Light and Refreshing, No-Cook, Cold Cucumber Soup

Light and Refreshing, No-Cook, Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold cucumber soup is as refreshing as it is delicious.  It makes an elegant light lunch or a cooling starter for a summer supper. As temperatures rise with the summer heat, I begin to crave cooling foods, particularly cucumbers.  It turns out, this is no […]

Szechuan Steamed Stuffed Cucumbers, a Light and Satisfying Meal

Szechuan Steamed Stuffed Cucumbers, a Light and Satisfying Meal

Steaming cucumbers may seem unusual.  However, this dish has a surprisingly tasty flavor, as the mild bitterness of the cucumbers contrasts beautifully with the rich pork filling.  Better yet, these cucumbers are quick and easy to prepare on busy weeknights. As the weather warms up, […]

Quick Korean-Style Cucumber Pickle

Quick Korean-Style Cucumber Pickle

Years ago, when my husband and I were dating, we used to enjoy going out for Korean barbecue on Friday nights.  One of my favorite things about these outings was the array of colorful sweet, sour, spicy pickles that accompanied our meal.  There would inevitably […]