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Thoughts while shelling and snippin’
How we used to cringe, as youngsters, when a huge wash tub full of peas from the garden was dumped on the kitchen table. Green beans, too. Now as I think back, I would compare those long ago green mo...
7/30/13 at 10:08 AM
Colorful Castor bean
I had a nice surprise a couple of weeks ago. But let me go back a bit further. I had planted a Castor bean plant in a big pot last summer, and loved the way the leaves looked. When it flowered, it lo...
7/24/13 at 6:24 AM The vegetable report 5/29/13 at 6:43 AM
Purple haze 3/11/13 at 6:31 AM
Citris glazed salmon with a side of green beans
Last night, I used a Food Network recipe for Pan Seared Salmon with Citrus Vinegar Glaze and Green Beans to make dinner for myself.This is one of Rachael Ray's recipes and she's known for making 30 mi...
6/9/13 at 8:25 AM Chicken, Grains and Beans Soup with Spinach 4/22/13 at 11:04 AM
I was hungry for pork chops -- still am, I guess! 4/14/13 at 3:22 PM
Foodie Friday 6: Healthy Garlic Green Beans
I've noticed that most of my food tests have been sweets and other not-so-healthy indulgences. So, today I tried out a pin for clean & healthy garlicy(sp) green beans. Here is the original post fo...
2/22/13 at 10:17 AM
Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Have you every wondered why black beans have become so popular in the United States in recent years? They've long been a staple in our south-of-the-border neighbor, Mexico, where they're called frijol...
2/8/13 at 1:31 PM Black Beans and Rice Chili 1/26/13 at 3:15 PM
Tuscan Ham and Bean Soup 12/31/12 at 1:44 PM
Garbanzo Bean Soup
Even before people had pots to make garbanzo bean soup, they were cultivating and eating these delicious beans, which are also called chickpeas. Archaeologists found domesticated garbanzo beans over 1...
1/18/13 at 9:40 AM Kathy’s Kidney Bean Salad 1/16/13 at 2:29 PM
Recipe: Spicy Beans & Rice
Jake and I are trying to make an earnest effort to dine out less and eat more simply at home. Eating more simply at home means that I will try to make smaller amounts of dishes so we'll be less apt t...
1/11/13 at 9:54 AM
Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup with Black Beans
With the colors of the leaves quickly changing, it's time to startbringing out my favorite soup recipes. Ilove rich, velvety pumpkin bisque, but I was looking to make a soup that was a little more fil...
10/1/12 at 2:23 PM Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Curried Pita Chips 9/4/10 at 1:38 PM
Mr. Binks likes string beans.
I discovered quite innocently the other day that Mike's cat, Mr. Binks, likes string beans. I found this to be decidedly odd, but also incredibly intriguing (remember, simple things entertain simple m...
12/21/11 at 5:00 PM
Is the potato a major contributor to the American obesity epidemic? The United States Department of Agriculture seems to think it is, and is taking steps to almost completely eliminate it from the na...
9/27/11 at 7:35 PM Green Beans 7/29/09 at 3:06 PM
Beer Baked Beans
Now that grilling season is upon us, I now have to look for the perfect side dish to go along with everything that I am pulling off the grill. Baked beans seem to fit the bill. Summer is the only ti...
6/5/11 at 10:26 AM
Also, I don't make lasagna.
Wegrew up eating hotdish. Or casserole. To me, the terms meant the same thing, except that maybe a "casserole" meant that a recipe was involved. Either way, hot dish is not a dish served at my house....
11/16/10 at 3:45 PM