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 7 Articles
Justine is a world traveler and explorer with a deep passion for nature. She is the Owner of Yoga Brain East Falls, a fusion style yoga studio with a community feel that offers a wide spectrum of holistic healing practices. As a promoter of local businesses and organizations, she serves on the board of the East Falls Farmer’s Market. Through her teaching and writing, Justine works to inspire people to be advocates for their own health and to fiercely question the status quo. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University and works in the Medical Marijuana industry when she is not at Yoga Brain. Yoga Brain 3426 Conrad Street C4. For more info, Visit You can also call 267-331-6202 or email

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