[Sca-cooks] Probably OOP cucumber questions

dcl1 at aol.com dcl1 at aol.com
Sun Jul 12 14:06:53 PDT 2009

 There are some interesting cucumber recipes in Food and Drink in Medieval Poland.?? Pears stewed with cucumber and figs is definitely a different taste.? We served it at the last Middle Kingdom Coronation.? There is another of ham stewed with cucumbers which I have not tried.?? Ealdred



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From: Ian Kusz <sprucebranch at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Probably OOP cucumber questions

I'm still working on my update, but Digby uses cucumber as a potherb twice,
English herbals and Apicius both list ways of pickling cucumbers with
various herbs, including dill, fennel and...uh...cloves?????

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Stefan li Rous
<StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>wrote:

> Brangwayna Morgan asked:
> <<< My cucumber plants are going gang-busters - 9 cucumbers growing
> already,
> and they only just started flowering.
> Are there any period cucumber recipes? >>>
> Yes.
> Cucumbers-Hst-art  (8K)  1/15/07    "Medieval and Ancient History of the
>                                       Cucumber" by Ian of Oertha.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/Cucumbers-Hst-art.html
> cucumbers-msg     (12K)  5/17/01    Medieval and period cucumbers. Recipes.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/cucumbers-msg.html
> Ansteorra growing season must be a bit ahead of Pennsylvania's.  Someone
> brought in several obscenely large cucumbers (2" dia. and 18" long) from our
> local Pioneer Farms, an 19th century farm reenactment, to use as door prizes
> in one of my job search groups.
> Stefan
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