In Loving Memory of my Baba (Grandmother)
Rest in Peace, Baba – I will always love you!
My Grandma passed away less than a month ago; she was 76 years old.
I have finally come to terms with her passing and am now somewhat able to talk about it.
I love her more than words can ever describe, and I will miss her very very much.
I want to share this cucumber salad with you because this is what she always served before setting up the table with a complete meal. This was part of our ‘meze’, or the appetizer.
In Macedonia it is a custom to serve this salad with a shot of homemade Rakija, or Moonshine, and nibble on it over an interesting conversation about life, politics, kids, etc…
Here’s to you, Baba. Say Hi to Dedo for me!
Simple Cucumber Salad
You will need:
- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced crosswise
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Toss it all together and finish it off with some green onion for color.