Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Cucumberis Giganterus

I've showed you mine , now you show me yours.
These Cukes are a fine example of Continual Burpless.

Views: 60

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Brisbane Local Food to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

Comment by Lissa on January 22, 2017 at 16:29

Well I managed to actually make something from my cucumber (the one I left out in the heat all day and it got all wrinkled). I've followed Christa's advice and turned it into what I believe is sandwich cucumber:

Comment by Christa on January 21, 2017 at 11:12

Komkommersla is the name of the dish. 

Cucumbers have changed a bit over time HERE is a site with a bit of dutch and english language, but it has a very old recipe for cucumber done with cloves. 

Comment by Christa on January 21, 2017 at 10:34

Yes, Lissa it is called Dutch Cucumber Salad, a little thin slice red onion (optional), and you can dice or slice cucumber and place in bowl and add some vinegar to cover and a couple of tablespoons of sugar f you are making a lot.  Mum used to leave it overnight in the fridge. Give it a go, and see if you like it, you could change the sugar to suit your taste. 

Comment by Lissa on January 21, 2017 at 10:08

I'm having a BBQ tonight - would you just serve the cuc up like this for a side dish?

Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 21, 2017 at 6:47

Yum, Christa, that's how I like Mine, Sugar and Vinegar. I have been enjoying my Bread and Butter Cucumbers over the past few days, left over from last years bottling..

Lissa, I am sure you would enjoy yours with a little Sugar and Vinegar too, pleased you were able to save it after the heat of the day.

Comment by Lissa on January 21, 2017 at 5:20

A beauty :)

I left a good sized Lebanese cuc out for a day on the side of the garden bed by mistake. Poor thing was looking a bit desiccated after a day in our current heat. I partially succeeded in reinvigorating it by standing it in a jug of water. Might try Christa's vinegar and sugar?? Have I got that right. Not oil and vinegar??

Comment by Christa on January 20, 2017 at 19:40

P.S. I said oil but I meant vinegar. 

Comment by Christa on January 20, 2017 at 19:37

What a whopper, you should be happy with that one.  We used to chop them up in a dish and serve them with a little oil and sugar and let them soften a bit, yum!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 20, 2017 at 18:58

Bloody hell!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Sophie on January 20, 2017 at 16:56

so cool!

Fresh Local Provisions: Fresh Food, Local and Online

About this site

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!

This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Six years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

This site exists for you - make the most if it!

BLF is motivated by passion, not profit. We thank all volunteers and members who make this an active and inspiring space to be, as well as those individuals, organisations and groups working to make the future greener.


What is local?
The closer the better - but regional and global activities are important too.

Why local?
To reduce food miles, increase food freshness & security, improve social outcomes and reduce the unused outputs of our living environments - like stormwater and green waste.

Brisbane is a sub-tropical city in Queensland, Australia.

Organic Farm Share

Ads by Google

More Google ads

© 2017   Created by Farina Murray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service