Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sweet Cucumber Salad

I've heard the Jewish holidays summed up in about nine words:
They tried to kill us. We won. Let's eat!

Of course this isn't true for all the holidays, but it is true that food is a major part of all our holidays (except Yom Kippur, but we do eat beforehand). So I figure that it makes sense to include recipes every so often on this blog. I'm still a beginner, so please do not expect brilliant, or complicated recipes - I just want them to taste good.

I usually make this cucumber salad for Shabbat. It generally needs to sit for 24 hours before it tastes its best. But if you have less time, cut the cucumber into as thin slices as possible.

Sweet Cucumber Salad
* 1 cucumber - slice into thin slices
* 1/8 vidalia onion - slice into thin slices
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup + 3 teaspoons sugar
* 4 3/4 teaspoons white vinegar

Mix and refrigerate

** Important note - "teaspoon" here means those white, plastic disposable teaspoons.

I'm taking suggestions and ideas for recipes to post here - please try to make them as specific as possible ie. give measurements (not, "to taste" - I don't know how to figure those sort of things.) If you have any to contribute feel free to post them.

Shabbat Shalom!!!

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