But cucumbers are in the Cucurbitaceae family. Yes, they are also a fruit and another prolific crop of summer, so you know we're going to cook up something today.
This comes from Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things: A Cookbook For When Your Garden Explodes by Lois M. Landau and Laura G. Myers. I use my copy regulary in the summer.
OK, let's just get to the recipe so we can eat.
I know, it seems weird- Cucumber Soup, especially if you've never had any cuke soup before or if you have not been introduced to cold soups. And then I tell you to cook the cucumbers! What kind of weirdness... ? Trust me- this is a really nice summer soup.