Even though I haven’t posted tons here, we have been loving our CSA box every week, especially with a newborn around. I’ve decided that, minus the extreme heat lately, summer is a great to have a baby because so many meals can just be thrown together by running out to the garden. We haven’t had tons of cucumbers (I’ve been reading that pollinators don’t like this heat, so they stay away…which means all of our garden yields will most likely be slow this year). I created this little sandwich to celebrate the first cuc from our garden because we had a few from the CSA to help bolster the sandwich. Grant says it is his favorite sandwich ever, and we both agreed that if we ever opened a restaurant, this would be a highlight of the summer menu.
Small cucumbers (I think the smaller ones, picked earlier, taste sweeter)
Small red onion
Several slices of local bacon
Several slices of bread
A few tablespoons of good butter (local preferably)
This is pretty obvious, but first prepare the bacon. I like to lay out the slices on a baking sheet and throw them in a 400 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes while I do the other stuff. In the meantime, thinly slice the onion and cucumbers. Once the bacon is ready, lightly toast the bread and slather it with butter. Assemble the remaining ingredients on top of the bread and enjoy!
Experiment and add more or different veggies. We made them last week with guacamole instead of butter – wow!