Ooh, I’ve been craving cucumber for days. Feels like I’ve been eating a lot of rubbish this week so a good old fashioned green salad was just what I needed. This is an approximation of the greenery Vincent recommended for his salad – I had some extra green stuff in my fridge which I bunged in. The Vincent touch of the wiggly edges of the cucumber slices is what makes it a bit special. Cute. I used the TINES of a fork (have never actually used the word tines before) to make indentations before slicing. I had Marlene Dietrich’s advice about cucumbers to the forefront of my mind as I prepared them:
“Peel cucumbers not from the narrow end down.”
Marlene pointed out that the narrow end of a cucumber was often bitter and a knife could transfer the bitterness to the whole cucumber. It’s one of those things that once it is in your head, it is impossible to ignore. I must try and resist becoming the type of woman that points this out every time I see someone peeling a cucumber. Or holding a cucumber. Or even looking at a cucumber in the supermarket…
Look at those cucumber wielding hands!