Maybe it's the WASP-y roots I try to cover up with allegiance to my poor, Irish-Catholic ancestors but I do love me a good cucumber sandwich. None of this brown bread at tea time crap though, the cucumber sandwiches I grew up with came on wonder bread and were slathered with mayo. Gummy, processed white bread really is still a necessity for me this time of year - neither cucumber sandwiches nor tomato sandwiches are quite right without it. I've tried to use better bread and tomato sandwiches can come close because they're on toast, but I just can't stray with cucumbers. Moreover, the sandwiches can only be consumed this time of year with fresh from the garden cucumbers. Don't even bother with off season store bought junk, not even the same sandwich.