Tasty Tuesday – Danish Cucumbers

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twenty-fifth participating post!

Mom and I have something in common.  We both have siblings-of-the-heart.  Koko, JJ, Puffy, Fluffy and I do not share DNA, however, we’re siblings in our forever home.  Mom decided many years ago that while an only child by birth, her dear friends felt like siblings-of-the-heart.  She shares many of the Jewish Holidays with one of her SOTH, Miss Ellen and her family.

Tomorrow, after fasting for the day, Mom will “Break Fast” with Miss Ellen and her family.  Typically, families serve items such as bagels, cream cheese, lox, tuna, egg salad, fruit salad and chopped liver.  Miss Ellen always prepares Danish Cucumbers, which Mom looks forward to.  This year, Mom offered to make them instead.

Since Mom does NOT bring home a “doggie bag” filled with those  scrumptious items for her dedicated Kitchen K9s, she owed JJ and I tidbits of cucumber from her preparation Sunday.  She obliged, allowing JJ and I to perform a good amount of QC (quality control!). We received the ends of the cukes after Mom passed the rest of each veggie through the mandoline.

Ingredients:  (Thank goodness Mom tripled the recipe!)

  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill weed or 1 tablespoon parsley


  • Place cucumbers in non-reactive bowl. Mix vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper; pour over cucumbers.
  • Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, at least 3 hours.
  • Drain; sprinkle with dill weed.

Another great cucumber day.


36 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Danish Cucumbers

  1. No cukes for us – mom just does not like them but oddly enough she loves the Greek Tzaziki sauce which is loaded with cucumber flavor – mom needs to have her palette tested!

    • Hey Emma, Jet here.

      How interesting, most humans enjoy cukes. Mom does not enjoy the seeds, so, she does surgery each time unless using English Cukes or Kirby! Tzaziki is yummy according to Mom.

  2. Oh nom! This sounds so good! I just picked up some gorgeous English cukes. Never thought about trying them on the dogs. My chickens get all the odd fruit and veggie bits. Hm.

    • Hey Au, Hey Guido, Hey Target, Jet here. Hi Miss Ellen.

      We used dill, I think they provide parsley as an alternative only if you cannot find fresh dill. See you and Mom have another thing in common! 🙂

  3. hey Jett,

    Siblings of the Heart are wonderful to have, and I am furry happy that both your mom and you have some. What a beautiful thing! :->

    The cucumber recipe sounds very good! Have a wonderful holiday!


    • Hey Suka, Jet here. Hi Miss K.

      Thank you, we enjoyed a quiet, no technology day. Evfurryone at Miss Ellen’s enjoyed the cukes. Mom left the remaining tidbits there and brought NOTHING back for JJ and I. 😦 She did share some turkey this morning, so, I guess she made up for it.

      Thanks for your kind words about siblings of the heart… we both feel fortunate. 🙂

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