Sunday, August 24, 2008

The lemon cucumber

I just recently joined a local CSA, and this past week, I got my first basket of produce. There were some interesting things in there, including a couple of lemon cucumbers, which I'd never seen before.

I would have never guessed this was a cucumber by looking at the outside.

The first slice revealed a beautiful star pattern.

Subsequent slices got a little scary looking, though.

And it tasted just like a cucumber.


  1. How exciting to join a CSA...I have never heard of a lemon cucumber either! Cool!!!

  2. OMG...I just read about your lemon cucumber tonight, and then ran upon another post at Not So Crafty
    regarding her plant she just bought not too long ago! Amazing. I think I need one of these plants now...maybe start one in October here!

  3. Is there a word for that phenomenon when you've never seen or heard of something, then all of a sudden it seems to be everywhere?

    Because this is one of those things.

  4. I have been debating on joining a CSA so I'll be interested in hearing more about your experiences.


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