This is a simple summer recipe that's refreshing and delicious. Bob requests it often; it reminds both of us of our grandmothers, who made it regularly with cucumbers from their own gardens. The longer it marinates, the better it tastes--up to a point, of course.
3-4 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup cold water
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except cucumbers; stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour over cucumbers in a bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours. Serve cold.