Today’s recipe is a good old friend from the early days of my life. As a kid the “Schmorgurken” were a real favorite dish of mine, still ongoing. It was something we would have as a side with maybe some meat balls, fish or even as a full meal like today. I do not know why but my favor for recipes with vinegar, mustard or similar ingredients has been a long story. Well, maybe it is the whole combination of sour vs. sweet that make these recipes so good. How do you think about it? Is it something to be found in your cooking too?
No, this is nothing new here…I have written a lot about nutrition in general and the way I believe is working good for me in order to pay respect to farmers and ingredients. So this cucumber dish is another one to show how we cook, even on busy working days, without giving up the culinary aspect. Gathering the family for dinner is the most important time during the week and we enjoy the whole process of cooking, setting up the table and exchanging the latest news of the day. We do not need it fancy all the time, so do not get me wrong but it tends to be a real good habit for all of us to calm down in the evening.
First of all, cucumbers rule and that is one reason why you can find recipes like this or this one here on the blog. It is a vegetable which is so easy accessible for us yet so variable in taste. Sure there are different types of cucumbers, you can use the juice from one, tin the other or braise it like today. Simple recipes with a “cheap” character tend to be in my heart all the time and I guess many of you feel the same. Cook the most simple dish with love and compare it to one only consisting of expensive ingredients! It would surprise you how many wins can be achieved with the first one. Anyways, cook what you love and serve it with passion.