Video appunto: Cucumber and Cabbage


A cucumber is a long, thin, green¬skinned vegetable that is usually eaten raw in salads.
My friend Marcos is a chef and he makes the best salads. My favorite one is a simple salad with spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, almonds, and some sort of vinaigrette dressing.
Many Greek dishes are served with tzatziki, a sauce made by mixing yogurt with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice.

Pickling is a process through which foods, often vegetables, are preserved in vinegar or brine. Although many foods can be pickled, the noun pickle often refers to a cucumber prepared in this way.
Our vegetable garden has produced so many cucumbers this season that it's impossible for us to eat them all while they're fresh. That's why we're learning how to pickle.
Many fast food restaurants in the United States serve their hamburgers with pickles, but if you don't like them, you can ask the server to leave them off.


A cabbage is a vegetable that has green or purple leaves that grow densely together. Cabbage grows in a spherical shape, and a ball of cabbage is known as a head.
The cuisines of countries with long winters often incorporate a lot of cabbage into their dishes because it can be easily grown in colder climates.
Since Jenna was already going to the shop, I asked her to pick up two heads of cabbage so that I could make some coleslaw for the barbecue.
In British English, cabbage is a slang term for money and for someone who is dull or stupid.
John can't go on the trip with us because he doesn't have any cabbage. He spent most of his last paycheck on getting his car fixed.
Often the media presents housewives as cabbages, but managing a home and looking after children full time is a very challenging job.