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Cucumber-Infused Water
 
1 cucumber, sliced 
1 gallon water
 
Place cucumber slices in a pitcher of water. Stir and put in the fridge to chill for about an hour. Enjoy the spa feeling!
 
 




Cucumbers
Tasty food from fresh ingredients

08/14/14
By Allison Willson Dudas



Never was there such a fresh vegetable as the cucumber. It’s either its smell or its crispness that makes it the poster child for freshness. Cucumbers are super watery and, like so many other things, are taking over my garden! Since they grow in vines, they have snuck their way into about every surrounding area and even latched themselves onto well-positioned weeds for support. 
 
Cucumbers are seriously low in calories so are a great choice if you’re looking for a filling but healthy snack. They’re also a great source of potassium, which replenishes electrolytes after a workout. But my favorite thing about this veggie? It’s fancy and dignified. 
 
Cucumbers are great in salads and have a starring role at British teatime. (What’s more fancy and dignified than that?) Cucumber sandwiches are traditionally made by placing a thinly sliced cucumber between two slices of buttered white bread. According to a blog on the British newspaper The Guardian’s website, the whiter and fluffier the bread, the better — and hold the crust. Prior to writing this, I tried one of these traditional sandwiches and it was quite good! Simple and, of course, fancy and dignified. 
 
My last and favorite way to use this fancy and dignified vegetable? Cucumber-infused water. Talk about a day at the spa! It’s simple to make and so refreshing on these hot summer days. 
— Allison Willson Dudas 





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