a journal of our edible education

Cucumber Update

Fourth graders have been excited to find their vines producing many crunchy and juicy cucumbers.  They were quick to point out how much better these taste compared to “store-bought” and are looking forward to making pickles.  This particular variety of cucumber (there are hundreds) is called Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne, but no one will be offended if you just call them Gherkins.  The ones pictured in the basket have probably grown a little too large but are still delicious.  Ideally, this variety should be picked and pickled when they are about the size of a fourth grader’s finger.

Some sweet peppers will be included in the pickle recipe.

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