The cucumber is very low in nutritive value, having only four per cent. of nutrition. It is not, however, objectionable unless served with vinegar, pepper, and other condiments. It is more easily digested if cooked before serving.

Cucumber Salad

Take fresh cucumbers of the right size for table use, and place in very cold water for one hour before using. When ready to use, pare, slice, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve at once

Escalloped Cucumbers

Take four cucumbers (right size for table use), slice, and cook in boiling water until tender. Press through a colander or sieve. Add a sufficient amount of white bread-crumbs to make about the consistency of pudding. Add a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of raw peanut butter dissolved in 2 tablespoon-fuls of water, and 1 well-beaten egg. Pour into a pudding dish, and bake until the custard is set, but not browned or dry.