Check out these little cuties!
They are called Boothby's Blonde Cukes and I think they are adorable. We have a whole bunch getting ripe, and I think I'm going to try pickles! And here's why...
Last week I had to have a round of antibiotics, which I HATE doing now that I have learned so much about gut health, but they talked me into it because a procedure I was having had a high risk of infection. I'm still not convinced I should have done it… but it's done now… And the task at hand is to make sure I help my digestive system (another word for "immune system") recover from the slaughter of millions of innocent bystanders: the helpful bacteria that were living happily in my intestines.
Did you know that naturally fermented foods like homemade pickles are a great way to feed your beneficial gut flora?
I didn't either!
So how great is it that I have a bushel of these cute cukes almost ready to harvest! I'm not sure they are ideal for pickles, but we are going to find out in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for the result!
Here are a few of my favourite crops that you will find in lots of my recipes:
FRUITS & VEGGIES