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Garden Recipe: Cucumber & Dill Spread

Whatcha’ gonna do with all your cukes?

I have a suggestion:


How about Cucumber & Dill Spread? It’s delicious, so long as you like cucumbers.


And it’s easy.


And the kids love it {contrary to their “this is going to make me barf” facial expressions}.



I had it at 10:30 this morning and it was mighty fine. I like to serve it open-faced on pumpernickel and top it with fresh Romas and then sprinkle a little dill & Jane’s over top. Have any of you looked for Jane’s Krazy Salt? I’m wondering if it’s a “southern” thing. It’s made in South Carolina and I had no problem finding it in Tallahassee but haven’t checked here.


It only sat on that plate for about 30 seconds before I devoured it.

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  • kris
    June 12, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I just bought some Jane's crazy salt here in NYC after your recommended it. That dip looks great.

  • duchess
    June 12, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Looks delish & I love the "pioneer woman" type pictures you've done.
    Can't wait to give it a try.

  • Rachel
    June 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

    goodness me!! that looks delicious!

  • Anonymous
    June 12, 2009 at 11:04 am

    That looks delicious!
    You can find Jane's Crazy salt at Winn Dixie. We love it and use it on everything! There is also a Jane's Crazy Pepper that is good.

  • Katie and Matt
    June 12, 2009 at 11:08 am

    we've got it up here in Memphis. good ole jane mixes it up! 🙂

  • Elizabeth
    June 12, 2009 at 11:19 am

    This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to get some cucumbers at the farmer's market this weekend and make this.

  • Anonymous
    June 12, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I found the crazy salt at the Piggly Wiggly in Geneva, Al.

  • Katiesperk
    June 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Since I am in SC I am a crazy jane's kind of girl too! Crazy Jane's Salt & a bag of popcorn can change your life. Your recipe looks amazing.

  • andi
    June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm


  • Anonymous
    June 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Yes, we have Jane's Crazy Salt here in SE PA…I use it like this…

    Take some cocktail rye, spread some cream cheese, sprinkle with the JKS and then top with a slice of cucumber…

    Your recipe looks very good too!


  • The Di Vito's
    June 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Sounds yummy! We have Jane's Crazy Salt in South Florida- I use it all the time!!!

  • Angel
    June 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Looks soooo yummy! We have JKS up here in MN. I picked some up for Paula Deen's cole slaw recipe.
    I'll have to try this recipe too!

  • lisa c
    June 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    i recognize this recipe from my days as a cook at the herb garden. oh the many, many days i road my bike home feeling sick from eating too much of this stuff!

    its so fun to "keep up with you" via your blog! ya'll are precious! oh, and if i'm ever near by (i do drive through your neck of the woods regularly) i may have to find out how to get to that fabric store. i was drooling!

  • Kim
    June 12, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for the recipe. I hope I have enough cucumbers that I don't know what to do with them – then I can make lots of this. =) It's our first year gardening, so I don't wanna get too high of hopes.

  • JennyMarie
    June 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I love that you are always posting your recipes! I just posted one on my blog, come check it out: jennymariesays.blogspot.com
    We shop for groceries at HEB in Texas, haven't seen Jane's.

  • Melanie
    June 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Is is just me, or is anyone else having troubles printing the recipe? I can see it, but when I print, it is very tiny.

  • erika
    June 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I love that someone is shopping at the Piggly Wiggly in Geneva! Beba calls it the "Hoggly Woggly" which cracks me up! I've not looked for Jane's – must do! I hope you saved some of that for me (bringing with you!?)! I am making Pimento Cheese. Chance is gonna starve this weekend, I don't think he'd touch either with a 10' pole.
    Love you,

  • erika
    June 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Also, OMG, I forgot Lisa Webster worked at the Herb Garden too!

  • The Dyer Family
    June 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    i grew up on janes and i use it in everything (all soup needs it). i buy it sometimes even if i don't need it. i think it's pretty common. this dates me a little, but they referenced janes one time on an episode of will and grace!!
    i will certainly be trying your recipe. i just made your frosted banana bars last week, and i've gotten a lot of folks hooked!!

  • Erin
    June 12, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Yummm, I love a good cuck!! I'll have to look for some crazy jane's!!
    Have fun with Brookie this weekend!! Happy early birthday! Love you!!

  • The Hill Hang-Out
    June 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Shoot! I didn't plant cucumbers in my garden because I didn't think we would eat enough to bother. But this looks so yummy that I really wish I had! Darn it!

  • Tina O.
    June 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I have some Jane's in my cabinet, but I don't know if I've ever used it. It must have seemed intriguing at the store. I'll have to pull it out. Oh, I am in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • twin2trip
    June 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my, that looks mighty tasty. I wish I could Fly Through Your Window right now….although I think you already devoured them.

    thanks for the recipe. I'm going to love my cukes tonight.

  • Love Being a Nonny
    June 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    happy birthday!!! your sister let the cat out of the bag!!!

  • Kelli
    June 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    What lens on your camera did you use for those pictures? I am just getting started on playing with a camera and I can't get the "all purpose" lens to fuzz out the background, but the macro lens does?!?!? All that to say, what lens did you use? Thanks so much!

  • MyLittleHappyPlace
    June 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Have a VERY Happy Birthday!!! 🙂

  • Melissa
    June 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    First off, happy birthday wishes to you and Erika! I wound up finding some of the Jane's salt at Winn Dixie. I do most of my grocery shopping at Wal-mart, but did get my husband to stop by Winn Dixie one afternoon, and they had it.

  • The Birds Nest
    June 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Jane's Krazy Salt has been a fav of mine since I was a child. I have always loved it on hamburgers. I really like to take a burger, cut up potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, drench it all with Jane's Krazy Salt, wrap all of it in foil, bake it for around an hour. Yummy!!!!

  • sillygirltree
    June 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

    we've got Jane's here in the middle of nowhere Japan…who knew?!?

  • amberrose
    June 13, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Yes, I buy Jane's Crazy Salt here in Dayton, Ohio at the Kroger's.

  • Jan McGregor
    June 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I did find Crazy Salt at WD in Dothan 1 time on the bottom shelf! I bought mine in Tallahasse also. It is the best when making chicken salad! Frosted bars were awesome too! Happy Birthday!

  • Pammie Lou
    June 15, 2009 at 5:06 am

    After giving away all the "pretty cucs" I used the slightly "deformed cucs" and made your dreamy spread! Delicious!

  • Leslie
    June 16, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    KRAZY SALT! WITH A K so you know it's extra crazy!! I haven't seen that stuff since I was drowning everything I could in it in Monteagle, Tennessee. I haven't seen or thought of this magic in YEARS!

  • RoRo
    February 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I’m not a big fan of cucumber but this looked so good and cucumbers were on sale at my supermarket this week so I decided to try it. I’m so glad did! This was really good. I’m new to your blog and have been following it for just a short time now. I have to say I normally don’t follow blogs but there’s just something about yours that draws me to it 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful recipe and allowing us to have a glipse into your life and your family as well.

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    June 11, 2010 at 7:44 am

    your daughters are absolutely beautiful (all your children for that matter). And what a delicious recipe!!!

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