So Sorry Cucumber Noodle Salad

Ok, so…..offically it is no longer “Still Chicken Meatballs” hahaha! My Mother and Nick at work look to see what I’ve posted every day and apparently mom yells out “No, Still Chicken Meatballs”. So this is for you two and I’ll show you why.
Cucumber Noodle Salad??!!

Thanks to my sister I finally went and spent my gift card from Christmas. The set of peelers are so fun. The one I used for this makes long strips of what ever you peel carrots, celery, cucumbers etc. Herb called it Cucumer Spaghetti.

1 english cucumber (it needs to be long to get the effect but a regular one will be ok)
4 or 5 “peels” of parmesan cheese (optional – using the same peeler)
vegetable peeler (Williams Sonoma set of 3 for $12 i think)
2 Tablespoons Cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chives & parsley for garnish
fresh cracked pepper
*peel the cucumber with a regular peeler
*using the peeler that makes strips, start at one end and firmly hold the cucumber and pull the peeler from the top to the bottom, creating long “spaghetti like” strips
*place them in a bowl and all all the ingredients and gently toss.
*chill in fridge or serve room temp

What I’ve been up to!: It’s spring so I have been in the yard every day getting ready for whatever comes our way 🙂
The bench I re-stained.
After and before.
 The green chairs were all rusty on the bottoms and the arm rests. I sanded them down and re finished them with a non rust spray paint. My sister gave us the 4 (and yes I did all 4 all alone, no help) when we moved in 10 years ago and they are great for around the koi pond. They have cushions for them. When we grow up we plan on getting a nice set that I saw with a love seat 2 chairs and a table. they have red cushions (HINT HINT MOM ANNIVERSARY :))

I also have been drilling holes for the trellis & keeping dogs out of the garden!! So enjoy the salad. More food & yard to come!!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Desi Chick
    May 18, 2012 @ 15:58:47

    First, love the peeler and now I want some. I can almost taste the crunch of the salad! Secondly, girl you have some skills! Love the bench. This year I don’t have to do any major projects, like build a pergola or add on to a deck, so my plan is to refinish my patio set, I’m now super inspired by you to get out there sooner than later!


  2. Jasmine Pahl
    May 18, 2012 @ 22:21:34

    I got rid of that peeler in a fit of decluttering because I didn’t know what to do with it! Oh well, guess I must re-buy. 🙂


  3. Gretchen without Gluten
    May 20, 2012 @ 00:25:11

    Oooh I want a peeler too! The dish looks great and congrats on your productive spring work in the yard!


  4. richardmcgary
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:37:38

    What a nice looking salad. We have the peeler and it’s pretty cool.


  5. sybaritica
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 16:15:18

    Very pretty!


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