Armenian Cucumbers

I'm crazy about Armenian cucumbers—also called snake cucumbers—which you don't have to peel or seed. I just slice them and serve them with olive oil, tomatoes, and fresh basil, or even on their own. You don't need to go to Armenia to find them, either; I'm usually able to buy them at my local farmers' market during the summer, and I've even grown them in my backyard garden. The flavor is mild and slightly sweet, almost melony. Once you try one, you'll be hooked. —Alcestis Cooky Oberg, Dickinson, Texas

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