We found cucumbers by the armful at this weekend's Jack London Square farmer's market. Pickling cucumbers, Japanese cucumbers, standard American cucumbers. The abundance flaunted itself, and challenged us to take some into the SFist test kitchen, where we could gently wash and admire this relative of the melon and squash before we sliced them into pieces and popped them into our hungry mouths. The SFist test kitchen is a cruel, cruel place for fruits and vegetables.

Photos by Melissa Schneider