There are plenty of good reasons to always make sure your knife is as sharp as it can be. Obviously a honed blade cuts better, but you're also less likely to hurt yourself with it. And have you ever tried to slice a tomato with a dull knife? You may as well just skip the extra step and crush it with your hands.
Every now and then, you'll bite into the end piece of a perfectly good cucumber only to get an unwelcome bitter and acrid taste. This happened to me for years, no matter how carefully I selected my cukes, although I generally had better luck with ones I got from local growers and the farmer's market.
This Video will show you how I make Cucumber and Tomato Salad.
This is a quick and easy to make dish for any meat lover. Lamp chops with cucumbers on a bed of rice, a sophisticated meal, here you'll slowly go step by step. Chef Micheal Clark, gives us a easy to accomplish wonderful dinner meal for you and the family.
Chutney is a classic side used widely in Europe and India. In this tutorial, discover how to make a classic Indian cucumber chutney. This refreshing dish is healthy and delicious.
In this video from RadioLynxContent we learn how to make a cucumber mojito, which is a local special in Whistler, Canada. For this you use fresh mint and a couple of slices of cucumber. Place in a glass and press down on the mint leaves and cucumber while they're in the glass. Next add 2 shots of Bacardi White. Then next add simple syrup which is half sugar, half water. Add 1 oz of that. Then add a bit of fresh lime juice and pomegranate juice. Top it with ice and give it a good strong shake....
When you're starting a garden, you need to be wary of what kind of dangers may be waiting for your plants. If you're growing veggies, this is especially important since certain things can kill them fairly quickly.
Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin compensate by producing even more oil.
Papaya soap can be great for reducing the appearance of scars, but it can sometimes be difficult to find. This tutorial shows you how to make your own papaya cucumber soap at home. All you need is a juicer or blender and some glycerin melt and pour soap.
Did you know that people who live in the Mediterranean - including Greece - are reputed to have the longest life spans of anyone on earth? Is genetics involved? Probably. But we're thinking it also has something to do with their diet, which is composed mostly of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Let's face it: When it comes to most elaborate food garnishes at restaurants, we go "Oh! How pretty!" and then toss it aside so we can chow down on the food, the beautiful adornment forgotten forever. Not so with this salad food garnish. Made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad border is both beautiful and delicious. Easy to make yet impressively placed, it'll definitely garner you garnish compliments at your next soiree.
Secret Ingredient host Mark Law and Denver chef Jean Philippe Failyau of Osteria Marco take the mint out of the mojito and add it to a fresh summertime salad of cherry tomatoes, fennel, red onion, cucumber and mint, served over seared halibut. Follow along in this cooking how-to video as Whole Food's Market shows you how to prepare this delicious seafood dish. The tomato, fennel, cucumber and mint add a refreshing taste to the seared halibut.
What can you do with a cucumber, yogurt, oats and honey? You can make a facial mask which keeps your skin moistened and protected during the summer months.
If you're a vegetarian, you know that it's very difficult to find a good vegetarian dish at most restaurants. True, most restaurants offer vegetarian options, but it's hard to find a vegetarian dish that's actually delicious and a hit with your taste buds.
Showing how to make of a cucumber out of polymer clay. The instructor begins with the color of clay she is going to be using, greens and translucent. She makes six inner 'seeds', then she shapes them around a core piece. Around the middle, she wraps 2 layers of translucent clay, then a light green, and the final dark green outside. The whole time she's lightly shaping the piece into a tighter compact whole, saying this needs to be done while the clay is warm, and not to walk away or take any ...
This video explains how to cut cucumbers when you're using them in sushi. Begin by peeling the cucumber. Cut off both the ends then cut it right down the middle so you have two pieces. Hold the cucumber in one hand and skin it with the other hand. This is to be done in one, long, slow, rotating motion. The knife needs to be moving up and down the whole time while you are cutting extremely thin. This requires a lot of patience and time. It is very important to not rush through this. When you g...
Cook traditional Indian cucumber Raita with this video recipe. Learn how to make Indian dishes in this free video series.
Prepare an easy vegan asian cucumber salad which serves 6 people. It only takes 10 minutes to prep but will take 2-3 hours or even overnight to marinate.
Laotian roast pork and a spicy salad always go together with sticky rice. This recipe is an easy home-style Laotian dish. You will need pork, fresh garlic, MSG, salt, sugar, oyster sauce, cucumber, cherry tomato, chili, sugar, shrimp paste, and lime. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare Laotian pork roast and spicy cucumber salad from Thai chef Kai.
This is another very fresh, refreshing long drink. Chris Doig of Brilliant Cocktails used Hendricks which has cucumber infused in it as well as rose petal. This recipe uses Tanqueray which is also a complex botanical gin and it works well with this drink. If you want to use fresh apple, use an apple such as Fuji that is crisp and slightly sweet. The Collins is a drink in the family of the sour form of drink, so it is supposed to be minimally sweet. To learn how to make a cucumber and apple Co...
There's more than enough reason for folks to drink during the holidays. Crazy relatives, too much baking and shopping until you literally drop create lots of stress that one glass of martini usually tapers down.
If you grow your cucumber plants vertically, it's important that you know how to prune it properly to promote healthy growth. This gardener's guide from the folks at Growing Wisdom will walk you through the process from start to finish.
This handy video from the Food Network program Sandra's Money Saving Meals presents a recipe for making a hummus and cucumber sandwich. It includes instructions for how to make your own hummus without using chickpeas, which should delight those of you out there who don't like the taste of traditional hummus. It is completely vegetarian, hearty, and delicious.
Vodka, cucumber, mint, lime, soda water and sugar combine to make a really refreshing summer cocktail. Take a tour of the Oyster Bar in Nelson, New Zealand, and pick up a great drink recipe from their resident bartender. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a Mapito mojito-inspired cocktail.
Think sushi is too tricky to make at home? Follow these tips for preparing light and healthy vegetarian sushi from scratch and you'll be rolling in no time! Use cucumber and avocado or your favorite vegetable.
Learn how to make Chef Sanjay's variation of traditional Indian dosakai pappu - cucumber dal.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make cucumber kimchi. To make this, you will need: 20 cucumbers 3 inches in length, 1 c sea salt, 10 c water, 2 c garlic chives, 1 c green onions. For the sauce, you will need: 1 c red pepper powder, 6 tbsp fish sauce, 6 tbsp water, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp minced garlic, and 2 tsp minced ginger. Once the cucumbers are cut, place them into boiling salt water and let sit for 15 minutes. After this, combine all the sauce ingredients and then mix the cucumbers up wi...
Experience a new video cookbook with delicious summertime recipes, perfect for your picnic basket or backyard BBQ table. Watch this how to video on how to make a Thai cucumber salad.
If you plan on growing cucumbers in your garden, a smart move is to grow them up. By that, grow them on something that will lead them up. This is a smart idea, because cucumber plants can take over a garden at any time and can actually come out much better when grown on something that leads up. In this video, you'll find out how you can do that and why following this method is a good idea. Good luck and enjoy!
Tzatziki sauce is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and vegetables. Watch this how to video to learn how to make the classic tzatziki sauce using think Greek-style yogurt and cucumbers.
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with this spin on a classic. Hope you like peppers. Fun fact: Cucumber is a fruit. You will need tequila, lime juice, sweet and sour mix, Grand Marnier, jalapeno, and cucumber. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix a spicy cucumber margarita cocktail.
Watch this instructional cooking video to prepare tuna stuffed cucumber appetizers. This recipe includes written instructions in addition to visual guidelines. Use a can of tuna, mayonnaise, diced carrots, and a cucumber to prepare a simple hors d'oeuvre to go with dinner at home.
Looking to make something pleasantly cool, that doesn't require using your stove? Try, oyi naeng-guk, or cold Korean cucumber soup, a simple and refreshing option for a hot summer day.
Luci Lock shows you how to make a delicious raw kefir salad with cucumber and fresh mint. It makes for a great summer recipe.
Cucumbers are a tasty addition to any salad or sandwich. Why not add this yummy vegetable to your garden at home? They are easy to grow and will taste even better fresh from the ground!
Be cool, man. Be like a cucumber. This tutorial video will teach you to grow upwards and use vertical gardening to grow many things.
This tutorial video will show you how to make a summer Korean side dish. This side dish is known as Oi naengguk. It is a cold Korean summer soup similar to gazpacho.
If you like cucumbers, then you'll love this unique Asian salad tossed in a tangy Thai dressing. You will need fresh basil leaves, fresh coriander leaves, lime, shallot, small red chili pepper, cucumbers, green onions, fish sauce, shrimp paste or sauce, soy or tamari sauce, a grater, a food chopper and a chef's knife.
What we absolutely adore about Indian food is that rather than pouring in tons of oil, butter, and Crisco to add flavor to their foods (like most American dishes), they season their food with - gasp! - actually seasonings. Cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes and many more spices give their foodstuffs a sumptuous, rich flavor. And because there's minimal oil, Indian food tends to be rather healthy for you, too.
Watch this video to learn how to make cucumber macaroni salad.