We haven't had a Writers Eat in ages! And here's a great one to finish out the summer (I know, the first day of fall was yesterday, but whatevs). My friend, the writer Kimberly Southwick, is sharing her delicious cucumber salad. Kimberly, in addition to having two middle names just like me, is a poet, writer and editor-in-chief of the amazing journal Gigantic Sequins (full disclosure: they published my poem "Blooms"). Also like me, she Gchats a lot, teaches composition classes as an adjunct instructor and wears lots of printed dresses. Her beautiful poems feature Lancelot and Guinevere, clever-but-not-too-obvious rhyme schemes, and dense, compact stanzas. Read them! Here's Kimberly:
okay, one other note. everything in this salad can be grown in a tiny garden, and i highly recommending growing it all yourself organically. there is nothing like eating something that was 90% grown by you in your own backyard. i live in the city and only have a tiny garden, but it's prolific when it comes to basil, hot peppers & cucumbers. The cucumbers are a new addition this year, and they are TAKING OVER. if you can't grow your own, buy organic! it's worth it.
A huge thanks to Kimberly for sending me this great recipe. Now make sure you check out her journal, Gigantic Sequins, and send some work!