Cucumbers 7 Jun 2016

Today we had a visit from Lizzie on behalf of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant. She came in and told us all about wonderful fruity cucumbers. Here are some facts for you:

Although cucumbers are grown in most countries today, about 4000 years ago they were only grown in South Asia.

Cucumbers are 95%water.

71million tons of cucumbers are grown each year and 54 million tons are grown in China.

It was Christipher Columbus who first took cucumber seeds to America.

We had great fun following cucumber recipes and making a range of salads. Everyone helped and then got to taste test each one. The over all winner was the Greek Salad with the Cucumber Chilli yoghurt in close second.