crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers

I finally have a camera again! I’m so excited. So excited in fact, that I almost forgot to take a picture of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Crunchy Ginger-Pickled Cucumbers. Maybe I’m just out of practice after a month of picture free posting. Or maybe it’s the fact that I was home from vacation in the states for exactly one day before I had to pack my bags again for a business trip. Yep, here I am, typing up this week’s post from a hotel room in Amsterdam.

But on my one day home I did manage to get in this week’s recipe. After a week of feasting on all my favorite foods in Chicago (why is it that we never miss the healthy stuff) I thought that Dorie’s light and easy side salad was just what the doctor ordered. I paired it with another Dorie recipe which has become a staple in my house, Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Salad.

Dorie’s pickled cucumbers were incredibly easy (thank goodness because I don’t think that I could have handled a complicated one this week) and pretty quick too. My husband really enjoyed them and said that he would like to make them again. As for me, I maintain a general indifference to cucumbers, which this salad could not shake me out of. I neither love them nor hate them. Though I will say that this salad was far better than I expected. And pretty too!

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12 Responses to crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers

  1. Cher says:

    Your salad is very pretty 🙂
    Glad to see you are camera’d again. This was definitely a week to have easy in the arsenal…

  2. Ei says:

    Hooray for your camera! I accidentally made the blueberry mascarpone roulade this week. Woops. I’ll do the cucumbers next week. I lo-o-ove the quinoa salad. I made that again last week, too. It’s my favorite breakfast of the moment.

  3. Yay! Camera’s back! Great post.

  4. Yay, it’s great that you’re reunited with your camera again! I think me and my camera are like strangers at the moment because I use it so rarely nowadays. Your cucumber pickle looks awesome and must’ve paired really well with that quinoa salad, I must try this combination sometime.

  5. Cheers to your new camera! These are definitely light and fresh. I wasn´t in the group when you made the quinoa salad, but it sound so good. Nice plate!

  6. Rose, you prepared two wonderfully looking salads – nice that you have a camera again. Posting from Amsterdam, I am jealous, I wish I was there right now!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Yay for having a camera again 🙂 And hey, looks like we all needed a little break this week! Waving at you from Paris!

  8. Yay!!! So happy you have a camera again! I was glad to have an easy recipe this week,too! The heat wave we’re having is making it very difficult to be in the kitchen! Your salad looks great!

  9. Cakelaw says:

    Sounds like you had a great time in Chicago. This meal looks very healthy indeed. Hope you have a great weeken.

  10. Nana says:

    That is such a nice combination of healthy food, it looks so delicious. Happy to hear you now
    have a camera again, and also, that you enjoyed your trip home.

  11. Liz says:

    Hooray for having a camera! Yeah, quick and easy was perfect for me, too 🙂

  12. sanya says:

    I’m enjoying catching up on everything I missed! I’m so impressed you’ve stayed up to date with so much going on!

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