This is a salad that is full of flavors, keeps well, is low in fat and high in nutrition.
It’s a hit with everyone that tries it and, since it has no mayo or eggs, it’s perfect for picnics.
And there is still time for … Continue reading..... “Red & Green Bean Pasta Salad; the pool”
In the spring garden I have lettuce, spinach, radishes and chard.
In the summer garden I have tomatoes, green beans, summer squash, onions, sweet corn and chard.
In the fall garden I have tomatoes, winter squash and…. chard.
The sweet corn is only around for … Continue reading..... “Stir-Fried Green Beans with Peppers and Onions; Verona surprises”
I can’t believe it’s September already. This year has flown by but then don’t we always say that….
My father explained it to me when I was a child. He said that when one was 5 years old, the 3 months of summer represented 5% … Continue reading..... “Sesame Green Beans; Secret Recipe Club”
I have always loved green beans. They are easily my favorite summer vegetable.
I especially loved the way my other fixed them. (Warning: unhealthy food disclosure to follow.)
First she fried a finely chopped onion in bacon fat. Knowing my mother it was probably a … Continue reading..... “Summer Beans with Pimiento (no Velveeta), flowers”
One more green bean recipe.
The plants are having a last hurrah at the moment but I won’t be here to enjoy it.
This is similar to the one I made a few weeks ago except for one key ingredient change: sage rather than basil.… Continue reading..... “Green and White Beans, Tomatoes, Shallots and Sage”
Having a vegetable garden is always interesting.
In the winter I will buy a cauliflower and some carrots and a few sunchokes and we have our vegetables for the week. That will give us a reasonable serving for each dinner.
In the summer it starts … Continue reading..... “Summer Vegetable Mélange, II, new barn door”
Long, long ago, in a place far, far away and in another life, mon mari was not leading a particularly healthy lifestyle.
He decided to correct that error.
He joined a health club and started working with a fitness trainer.
(Remember that I do not … Continue reading..... “Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes, visit to the vet”
Three Bean Salad is a summer classic – at least in the Midwest of the U.S.
The ‘three beans’ are usually green and yellow string beans, and red kidney beans.
Since I have three different beans growing in my potager, and a four bean salad … Continue reading..... “Five Bean Salad, mouse mysteries”
I read in the car…. It’s the only time I really have to read magazines.
The other day, on our way to the canal for a bike ride, I was flipping through the August issue of Cooking Light.
There was a recipe for potato salad … Continue reading..... “Grilled Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Salad, garden critters”
It was hot last week.
Friday was the hottest day of the summer.
The heat had been forecast for a week.
I decided to be pro-active.
I did not want to be ‘slaving over a hot stove’ on the hottest day of the year.
I … Continue reading..... “Bean and Basil Salad; the update”