I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.
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(Stay) Cool as a Cucumber!
When I was growing up my Mother often used this expression, “Cool as a Cucumber.” With our heat wave this week in mind, I am again submitting a tomato cucumber salad recipe that hopefully will make us feel cool!
This recipe was found in the Taste of Home magazine and is super easy with few ingredients!
Balsamic Vegetable Salad:
3 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
3 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved and sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp water
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix (dry)
In salad bowl, combine tomatoes and cucumbers. In a small bowl whisk the oil, vinegar, water and dressing mix. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.
Feel free to customize it with your favorite veggies.