Bryony, you can do this with skin on or off cucumber, it draws out the water......scrape a fork down the cucumber, totally round, twice, then wrap in paper towel. You'll be amazed how much moisture there is, & you're left with a 'crisp' cucumber! Cheers!
I really love most vegetables,and as a child way back before the raw food craze,I would eat all my vegies except Potato, RAW!! Mum felt that as long as I was eating them in some way,then that was fine.And it saved her a lot of work!
For whatever reason,I have never been fond of Lima Beans,no matter what was done to them,and I still feel the same way! And I do not particularly like vegies from the Squash family,as they just seem like mush to me.Even when disguised with other foods and flavours,they are not my favourite!!
I have tried, and tried but I can't pick any. I just love vegetables. Mind you there is probably one out there that I have yet to try, and when I do I will go YUK! If that is the case I will update you.
Lots of people have already said brussel sprouts and I have to agree. They are just okay if smothered in white or cheese sauce and not half raw or over cooked. However, I don't serve them in my house.My second is asparagus. I am not just copying Tracie Louise! As a young child I vomitted after eating asparagus and the memory has stayed with me. I am very fond of most other vegies.
I like all vegetables. I don't usually eat cucumber because it repeats on me and it does not taste good the second or third time around! I can and do eat it in raita, tzatziki and sushi, though. I choose not to eat summer squash because I have read that they are GMO, although a local farmer disagrees. So if he sells it, I will buy it. Some people call corn a vegetable although it is a grain. I don't eat corn unless pickled or fermented or as cornmeal.
I love veges. I love most of the ones that you have all named :( I just ate a huge plate of stir fried veges for my dinner. However, I have to agree about Raddichio as I find it as tough and woody as boot leather. Aubergine might be a fruit (?) but I don't like it, so I will say Raddichio and Aubergine.
Yummy! Your very lucky dogs! Our whole house needs renovating, but we can't start on that until we've thrown out the mess! We need a new kitchen, fridge, loos,
taps, & those BIG shower heads, which are about a foot round!!! And I'd love the water tempeture to be just right, when the shower is turned on, so 1 doesn't waste so much water, waiting for it to heat up. But hey, how did I get Sooo off the Kale here???
What a shame you have no oven, miro_, as they are best eaten straight away. I can't believe the magic that making kale into chips promotes, they turn into feathery little wisps. If I make them, I suddenly have two dogs squashed up beside me looking as if they haven't eaten for months . . . . and they certainly won't eat it raw! LOL
Isn't that what ladies of a certain age are allowed to do . . . wander off topic? Heehee. Your home makeover has you as excited as my (nearly completed) house move . . . we just get a bit carried away. :-)))