Cucumbers are cool for a number of reasons. Quite literally, they make great mini cold packs for tired, puffy eyes. And adding a few slices of fresh cucumber to a pitcher of ice water imparts a nice, fresh, clean flavor. But did you also know that cucumber peels are a natural ant repellent? They don’t destroy them, but the ants don’t like the smell of cucumbers. Place them in and around your kitchen or wherever you have ants. You’ll need to keep renewing the peels because these lose their effectiveness as they dry out.
And if you don’t happen to have an ant problem and you would rather eat your cucumbers, here’s a great and easy recipe for Tzatziki Sauce. You can serve this cool, tangy dip with pita, crackers, fresh veggies or grilled kebabs.
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