I love cucumbers. I had a pretty good crop last year, and hope to again this year. But they get a little boring just eating them raw as a snack. The middle part can also contribute to a little heartburn or indigestion.
My wife was cutting up some veggies yesterday to take to a family cookout, when she had a great idea for slicing them in strips.
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I'm going to slice some up and dehydrate them on the Excalibur to make some long term storageable and nutritious snack sticks. I'll let you know how that works out.
After dinner tonight, we wanted some popcorn. My wife thought she had used up all that we had and we would have to resort to the microwave type. A quick trip out to the shop, and I came in with a 5 3/4 pound jug of Orville Redenbacher. A great example of eat what you store, store what you eat. I still have one more out there, and will add two more next trip we take to BJ's.
So long as you don't live in a state like Colorado, the water that hits your roof, driveway, and yard belongs to you. Being on a shallow well, I value every drop I can get extra. I have not yet invested in rain barrels to attach to the downspouts, but I have a smaller scale method. I have quite a few 5 gallon buckets that I use in gardening, digging up rocks in the yard, etc... This week, we are getting heavy rain storms every night. While that does my garden good this week, we'll be under bright sun by the weekend. By leaving my buckets out this week, I'll get a couple more days of "free" water after the rain stops. I just can't let them sit for too long, lest they become mosquito breeding grounds. I plan to get a true harvesting and storage system in this year, but this temporary measure helps out for the time being.