Cool as a Cucumber

This YogaBrain recipe is genius! Fast, simple, refreshing, YUM! 

Quick-pickled cucumbers are one of my summer favs! My mom’s recipe turned me on and of course I’ve added my own spin! And you should too.


White vinegar (feel free to blend apple cider vinegar as well!)
Raw organic honey
Whole garlic cloves
Pink Himalayan salt
Fresh cracked pepper

Place these to the side and grab the bowl you wanna store your quick-pickling mix in (pyrex is perfecto!)


Kirby cucumber (English or regular work too, use what you’ve got!)
Fresh herbs dill & cilantro — blend to taste or choose one but DILL is a must! Put it all together and what do you get? An AWESOME snack. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes and you are ready to rock and roll.

This quick-pickled cucumber salad will stay good for a few days. All of the ingredients here (with the exception of the salt, pepper, vinegar, and garlic) are from the East Falls Farmers’ Market. You can find them every Saturday here under the Twin Bridges from 10am to 2pm.

The freshest seasonal produce and vendors, too. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time! SALUTE!!

YogaBrain is an exciting new yoga studio coming to Conrad Street this September, by local yogini and ray of sunshine Justine Bacon. FUN FACT: When she moved here about 3 years ago, Justine offered a Saturday morning yoga class in an art gallery located in the very space that will soon be YogaBrain, East Falls. 

This summer, Yoga Brain’s holding a variety of fun classes (all levels) around the neighborhood. Catch her at Vault & Vine every Friday noon to 1pm. Justine also holds two classes a month at the Farmer’s Market. Follow Yogabrain on Facebook and Instagram (where you can also follow Justine, personally). Not feeling social? Her website launches July 4th.  

About Justine Bacon 11 Articles
Justine is an explorer of body, mind and world. Hungry by nature, she travels near and far in search of her next meal. Along her travels, Justine has visited breathtaking places and met some of the most incredible people. Moved, challenged, enlightened and humbled by their stories, Justine is eager to tell their tales. An avid label reader, she scrutinizes standard practices, placing food and food companies on her chopping block. An advocate of her own health, she works to inspire others to do the same by revisiting our ancient history with food and fiercely questioning the status quo. Justine loves being active and outdoors as much as possible. In her free time, she enjoys making playlists, reading menus and listening to podcasts. Justine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Temple University and lives in Philadelphia with her partner Jeff and their 3 animal babies Bings, Marty and Elvis.

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