Misery. When I get out of a steaming hot shower in the icy heart of winter and frost settles onto my damp neck before I can towel off. When I eat too much food at the fair and go to bed immediately afterwards. When my feet are tired and hot after a long, long day but – for whatever reason – I can’t take my shoes off yet.
When I eat cucumber salad? I feel fresh. Happy. Not exactly miserable.
But misery is the Polish name of this crunchy, creamy cucumber salad made with sour cream, dill, a bit of sugar and a splash of vinegar.
As for whether or not it lives up to its name?
I’ll let you be the judge.
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced medium thinly
sour cream 1/2- 3/4 cup, to taste
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 tsp sugar, or to taste
2 tsp vinegar, or to taste
Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the instructions.
Toss everything together and serve.
Enjoy the misery.
Preferably somewhere miserably beautiful.