Green Beans in Szechuan Sauce

It’s bean time in the garden! Even with the Japanese beatles eating their fill of leaves, the beans are coming in fast and furious. The magic of the purple beans…I still get tickled when they turn from purple to green as they cook. This recipe has been one I have worked on over the past…

Fasoulakia – Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Oregano

I found this really fun cookbook – The World at Table – Jewish Food by Matthew Goodman.  It is a collection of recipes from Jewish communities around the world, some of which no longer exist, but he found people, mainly living in the US, who have brought these recipes with them.  To me, this is irresistible….

Lemon Roasted Green Beans

Another goodie from Highland Orchards – beautiful green beans. This is another recipe that was a hit with 6 year-old Cam – roasted green beans with a hint of lemon and topped with some Parmigiano reggiano. I think he is finally rediscovering his palate. The beans were a very nice side dish with my cornmeal-crusted…

Turkey Soup

After the heavy Thanksgiving meal, I find a really just want a soup for dinner the next day.  And, luckily, Thanksgiving dinner leaves me with the makings for a great turkey stock to use as a base for the soup.  Right after dinner, I ripped apart the carcass, put it on a tray and roasted it…

Three Bean Salad

There is something about three bean salads that makes me smile.  Perhaps it is the colors… or the texture – crunchy, yet smushy, or the slight sweetness, or maybe it is the memory it evokes … When I was in college, I bicycled from Allentown to Lancaster, PA (about 70 miles) on the first day of…

Tuna and Green Bean Salad

It was a beautiful day, capped off with an afternoon kayak on Silver Lake.  We saw great blue herons and osprey; one osprey even swooped down right over us. And, my son learned how to paddle, he did great, even matched his paddling pace to mine! When you are out in the sun all afternoon,…

Succotash Salad

Most of the time, I try a recipe, I have to make changes, it just doesn’t seem right to me.  This salad by Katie Lee is an exception, I made it just as it was written and it was a really happy addition to our dinner.  Not only that, it met my “is it great…

Stir-Fry Soba Noodles with Green Beans, Tomatoes & Eggs

Summer is progressing in the garden, tomatoes are coming in strong and so are the purple long beans. My favorite “magic” beans, they turn from deep purple to green when they are cooked! I have been growing them for over 5 years now and they still never cease to amuse me. I grow mostly heirloom,…

Quick Braised Asparagus, Green Beans, Edamame and Spinach

Spring has finally arrived in Delaware! And with it, the ability to get my garden tilled and ready for the main spring planing. My husband spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine while the tiller shook his arm so much that his fitbit thought he did 27,000 steps! While he was busy in my garden (ok,…

Guy Fieri’s Soy-Glazed Green Beans

Leave it to Guy Fieri to come up with a green bean recipe that has my 5 year old asking for thirds! Cam loves vegetables, but he prefers them raw, and has always refused any version of cooked green beans. So I did not hold out much hope that this time would be different, but,…