After I harvested the first cucumber this season I remembered the very first thing I ever made. I really don't know why this memory popped into my mind. This isn't my first garden or my first cucumber, but there it was as fresh as the cucumber I held in my hands. I was about 6 or 7 when I came up with this recipe. I remember my mom was sick. I don't remember how sick, just that she was, and I wanted to do something for her. While she was resting in bed I went into the kitchen and rooted around the refrigerator. This is what I came up with. I remember that my mom adored this tea sandwich. I made it for her over and over again. It's simple, and I still enjoy it now as an adult. It's perfect for a hot summer day. The cool cucumber and the spicy ginger blend perfectly together for a light summer lunch or tea.