Today at the Farmers market I did not succumb to the sunflowers.
Recipe (for those seeking domestic bliss)
1/2 of a red onion - sliced, 2 cucumbers - sliced. Layer them in a container you can put a lid on to store in the refrigerator. Put the following items in a small pot on the stove: 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 3 T sugar, 1 1/2 T kosher salt, pinch of dill weed (use fresh if you have it - I didn't and the dried worked fine), a light sprinkle of red pepper flakes, a dash of freshly ground black pepper. Just heat it until the sugar and salt dissolve. Let it cool to luke-warm and pour over the cucumbers and onion. Store in refrigerator. They will be pickled enough to eat in an hour and will hold up for a week or so. I like to eat them right out of the jar, or with some cottage cheese. They also make a great sandwich filling.