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Cucumber Pickles

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Cucumber Pickles Ingredients 6 medium cucumbers 2 large capsicums 5 medium onions ½ cup salt 3 1/4 cups of good vinegar 2 cups of sugar 3 tsp of curry powder 1 tsp of celery seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tbs turmeric ½ cup flour 1 tsp chilli powder 1 …

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Wild Cucumber Guide

Seeds of Cucumis Africanus

PART I: GENERAL ASPECTS 1. Classification Scientific name: (Cucumis africanus L.) Common names: wild cucumber; wild gherkin; wilde agurkie; doringkomkommertjie; monyaku; mthangazana; isende-lenja; uselwa-lwemamba; tshinyangu Family: Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin family) 2. Origin and distribution Wild cucumber is indigenous to Africa and occurs from the woodlands of Angola and Zimbabwe to Namibia, …

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Cucumber Production Guide

Cucumber Production Guide

Introduction Cucumber (Cucumis sativus l.) is also known as pipino (Taga log), kalabaga (Bisaya), or kasimum (Bontoc). It is grown for its immature fru its which are used in sa lads (slicing type), or are soaked and stored in brine (pickling type). Pickling cucumbers are also called gherkins. Cucumber is …

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Barbecued Prawns With Pickled Cucumber

barbecued prawns with pickled cucumber

A perfect way to start the meal with the fresh flavours of summer How long will it take? 20 minutes What’s the serving size? Serves 6 What do I need? 2 tbsp olive oil Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lemon, plus extra wedges (optional) to serve 1 garlic …

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Turkey And Cucumber Sandwich

Turkey And Cucumber Sandwich

Turkey And Cucumber Sandwich These sandwiches, flavored with herbs and spices, are sure to hit the spot. With whole grains, lean protein, and dairy, this well-rounded, MyPlate meal will keep you satisfied all afternoon. Ingredients 4 slices whole wheat bread 4 slices enriched white bread 1/2 cup plain fat free …

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Cool As A Cucumber

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“Cool as a cucumber” isn’t just a catchy phrase. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air temperature due to the cucumber’s high water content. Did You Know? Cucumbers are very low in calories. Half a cup of sliced cucumbers contains …

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Cucumber Fact Sheet

Cucumber On Vine

History Cucumbers were originally grown in India. They were thought to be poisonous and people would scrape the skin off to let the poison out. Despite this belief, cucumbers spread across Asia. Cucumbers were also cultivated by ancient Egyptians. They helped travelers cross deserts due to their high water content. …

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Cucumber Beetles

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Cucumber Beetles Acalymma vittatum (F.) and Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (Barber) Where and When to Look These two species, the striped cucumber beetle and the spotted cucumber beetle, feed on many different crops in the cucurbit family, including cucumber, cantaloupe, summer and winter squashes, gourd, pumpkin, and watermelon. Striped cucumber beetles occasionally feed on …

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Cucumber Health Problems

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Plant Health Problems Cucumber is the most common member of the Cucurbit family. Diseases caused by Bacteria: Bacterial wilt, Erwinia tracheiphila. Plants with this disease wilt quickly and may dry up so fast that the leaves remain green. When the stem is cut across, a sticky, white ooze may be seen. …

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Sliced Cucumber Pickles

Bread and Butrter Pickles

This recipe is a $10 winner in the Australian Women’s Weekly Newspaper under the heading – CUCUMBER PICKLE RECIPE WINS PRIZE A recipe for crisp bread-and-butter pickles wins this week’s prize of $10. Serve them with cold meats, in salads, or to top savory biscuits. Level spoon measurements and the …

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Fermented Pickles