So, of course, one doesn't think of baking, but instead I reach for chilled French potato salad, stuffed HB eggs, and lots of lemonade. One day I made Finnish cucumber salad and then wondered why I didn't just stash a jar of them as pickles in the fridge - they are cold, herby, and delicious on turkey wraps with fresh arugula. I simply sliced the cucumbers, increased the amount of dressing, and stuffed them in a jar for instant gratification and quick, chilly, snacking.
1 large cucumber or two medium, scrubbed but not peeled, very finely sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup de-stemmed, roughly chopped fresh dill
One large clean jar
Place the sugar, kosher salt, and white vinegar in a medium-sized ceramic bowl.
Stir the mixture until the sugar and salt have melted into the vinegar.
Add the dill, then add the cucumbers and toss well.
Spoon into the clean jar , cap, and store in fridge .
Stay cool, wherever you are!