My husband pulled the trigger this week. Four years of waffling on my end. But he just woke up one morning this week and decided it was time. He jumped in and started pulling up the 85 layers of laminate and tile and fiber board that covered our kitchen floors. Good thing he stopped just before hitting the asbestos tile. What a man!
He sent me pictures of the destruction while I was at work. Needless to say I was shocked. And then kind of excited. But then it hit me…
“Wait… You JUST did this???? Are you kidding??? No stove? No fridge? No floor? Is that asbestos? Are you dying? Is that a respirator? Are you drinking water???? Don’t eat the floor! Don’t die on me.”
I guess this means I’m GETTING A FLOOR!
What do you eat when you don’t have a kitchen and your garden is going gangbusters with cucumbers? Cucumber salad!
Let’s get fancy….cucumber ribbon salad! Oooooh gurrrrl! Ya, I did it. I used a vegetable peeler for something besides collecting dust in my kitchen utensil crap drawer. Boom!
I also threw some fresh strawberries, basil, mint, and feta into the mix. Personally, I think the fresh herbs and feta really bring this dish together. I also drizzled a little bit of good balsamic vinegar on top. This has been my go to lunch of choice this week. Summer in a bowl!
This also is a perfect picnic salad! Because I’m basically picnicking every meal until our kitchen floor installation is complete.
Strawberry and Cucumber Ribbon Salad
Makes 4 side salads or 2 large salads
- 2 medium cucumbers
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons crumbled feta
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons fresh mint and/or basil, slivered
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Using a vegetable peeler or or mandolin slicer, cut the cucumber lengthwise into long thin ribbons. Stop before you get to the seeds.
- Place cucumber ribbons in a bowl with sliced strawberries, crumbled feta, basil, and mint. Drizzle with good balsamic vinegar when ready to serve.