Before coming to France, the only way I ever prepared cucumbers were with lemon and special Mexican chile powder used on various fruits and vegetables.
"You can't get it here. I have it sent from Mexico."
I must have gone from bubbly to flat when he told me that. I turned and told him thanks. He hesitated for a minute, poured out half the Tajìn into a glass and held out the rest of the bottle for me to take home. The bubbles came rushing back into my smile as I thanked him several times, then left.
1 long firm cucumber, peeled and sliced into spears
2 tsp Tajìn (or other chili powder)
juice from 1/2 lemon
1. Toss together.
2. Let sit, refrigerated for at least 30 minutes so the juice renders.
Don't forget to drink the juice at the end!
kale chips and other various goods.
Those kale chips were a big hit as well!