• 1 large or 2 medium to small cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbl sugar
  • handful of chopped dill
  • 1 shallot

food in our house growing up was always based on tradition. it was mostly all about nana.

nana was one of those people who influenced almost all of our meals. it was nana’s soup, nana’s cheeecake, nana’s salad, and nana’s chicken. my sister and i (35 years later) still communicate about food via nana.

” i’m making nana’s soup”

“guess what, we had nana’s cornflake chicken last night”

“the kids love nana’s kasha”

she will always live through our food.

recently nana has not joined us at dinner. maybe it’s the weather? maybe because this summer seems a lot more chaotic, maybe i’m just getting lazy…but nana needed a comeback. which brings me to bloggers…

i’ve met some wonderful bloggers over the past couple years. some have come and gone, others have stuck around, and then there are some who i just “met”.

there are lots who inspire me, there are lots who get me, and there are lots i just couldn’t get by without reading weekly (daily).  we keep in touch by twitter, fb, pinterest. they are all out there and they are all waiting to inspire you.

yesterday nicole from the daily dish posted a link for cucumber salad. it really got me thinking and struck a chord in my memory. cucumbers, go check the garden (man i got to get in there more often)…brooklyn, nana…

a quick recipe that struck a chord, it brought me back, and made me smile. thanks nicole for blogging, thanks for bringing back the good memories, happy friday.

nana’s cucumber salad

  1. slice cucumbers how you prefer, i like to slice in half then cut thin slices. feel free to chop, slice or grate. place in a strainer with 1/2 tbl of salt. mix around, let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. meanwhile in a bowl, mix sour cream, sugar, sliced shallot, dill and vinegar. taste, say yum.
  3. mix in cucumbers when ready.
  4. let sit for about 2-4 hours in fridge covered.
  5. serve with dinner and enjoy

happy friday!


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