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Cucumber Ricotta Flatbread

2014 July 1
by admin

This is sort of gross.  Obviously, being that we have horses, we have a giant manure pile.  On a whim, my husband threw a packet of cucumber seeds in the pile and up cropped some cucumber plants a few days later.  It is a wonderfully low maintenance garden (though keeping the horses away from ravaging it has been a little bit of a feat).

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The problem with home gardens, I’ve found, is that all at once the produce is ready.  Whether you like it or not, you must be prepared to deal with an abundance of cucumbers, or tomatoes, or whatever.  Really, more than you desire dealing with.  I’d had enough of cucumber salads and or cucumbers dipped in hummus.

I found myself making calzones for dinner recently and decided to bake a blank dough round to create some sort of cucumber concoction.  I had a gallon of whole milk in the refrigerator so I whipped up some homemade ricotta cheese, spread it atop the dough round, and then placed fresh cucumber slices, dried dill, and olive oil on top.  This was an awesome, fresh appetizer!  As you can see, it really isn’t much of a recipe as much as it is an idea, so I’ll link the recipes I used for the dough and cheese below and you can go from there.