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Cucumbers In Vinegar and/or Sour Cream

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Cucumbers In Vinegar and/or Sour Cream

eartha | Jun 26, 2008 10:04 PM

I'm not sure where to post this as I would like to post in Poland or nearby countries.

This should seem such a simple recipe but ......

My memories of the best come from my childhood made by a Polish woman; she made two kinds. One was vinegar based and the other sour cream made from her own cow's milk. I've tried to replicate each without success.

Maybe I'm using the wrong vinegar, or not enough salt and pepper or other spices? Not draining the sour cream enough? Should I use yogurts? All kinds of questions.

In her time period, 1950s in the USA, speaking little English and I'm sure the hygiene was negligible, this beautiful Polish lady made food I dream about. She made sausages among other things I will never taste again. Her daughter is still a friend after 60 years .... and she doesn't know her Mom's recipes...like many of us, all too ready to escape to the new age and put behind us the ways of our parents.

Any ideas? Any recipes?

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