Summer is almost here you guys. It’s time to get away from those heavy and meaty dinners, and switch to something lighter. Warm and crispy potatoes tossed with fresh garlic and creamy cucumber salad is a good start.
OK, so here is something I have been thinking about. To peel, or not to peel, that is the question. 🙂 But seriously, do you peel cucumbers? Buying cucumbers from the local produce store, I noticed something. They are all covered with wax. Oh, that wax. There are a lot of arguments out there on how safe it is to consume it, but my opinion – we should stay away. There are different kinds of wax out there, some better than others, and there is no way for us to find out what kind of wax was used on the produce you are holding in your hand. For those of you, who do not know, they use wax in the food industry to keep produce fresh and appealing. Because apples are “bathed” in wax, they can be transported easily, without bruising, and stay on the shelf for a super-long time and shine with all its beauty. But wax is not my biggest concern.
The process of waxing covers all the pesticides and bacteria, so washing the cucumbers will not change a thing, no matter how thorough you are. After long consideration I decided… to peel. Same rule applies to apples, eggplants, potatoes and some kinds of tomatoes. Glad we straightened it out. Now, let’s go back to cooking!