from Things Cooks Love – serves 4 to 6 1 clove garlic 1 tsb plus ½ tsb coarse salt 4 tbsp coarsely chopped unsalted roasted or dry-roasted almonds 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, stemmed ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese ¼ cup grated pecorino Romano cheese ¼ cup olive […]

Green Bean, Tomato and Potato Salad with Almond-Basil Pesto

James Villas – The Glory of Southern Cooking 6 to 8 servings – A favorite ay our house this time of year 2 Pounds of green beans – not thin French style ones ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 dozen or so small red or Yukon […]


EMERIL LAGASSE – serves 4 Another easy 10 minute recipe 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice salt black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat. Add the snap peas […]

Mint Sugar Snap Peas

(serves 4) Ingredients: 1 pound smoked sausage 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon Maggie’s seasoning or soy sauce 12 ounces small red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered Directions: 1. Cut the sausage diagonally into half-inch slices. Put the sausage and beans […]

Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausage

Ingredients: ¾ pound Italian flat beans, tail ends cut off 1 large Spanish onion, sliced thinly 1 large garlic clove, chopped finely 1/2 cup white wine 1 1/2 cup cooking cream Sea salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tbsp olive oil   Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan, bring salted […]

Italian flat beans with creamy onions

Edamame is a super easy vegetable to make. Put the whole pods in a pot of boiling water or a steam and boil/steam for about 20-30 minutes. The beans on the inside should be somewhat firm but tender, not too mushy. When done garnish with some salt and olive oil […]


from Farmer John’s Cookbook 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1 lb green beans 1 tsp salt plus more to taste black pepper 1 1/2 tbls freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tbls olive oil 4 oz Parmesan cheese, thinly shaved 1. Toast the walnuts in a dry heavy skillet over high […]

Green Bean Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan in Lemon Dressing

from Food to Live By 3/4-1 lb green beans salt 1 tbls olive oil 1 tbls minced fresh garlic 1/2 bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced into thin strips (optional) freshly ground black pepper 1. Fill a large bowl of water with ice cubes and set aside 2. Bring a […]

Garlicky String Beans

from Moosewood New Classics 1 cup diced onion 1 garlic clove minced 1 tbls vegetable oil 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp salt 4 cups lightly packed chopped greens 1 tbls water, or as needed 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans 3 tbls orange juice 4 […]

Caribbean Beans and Greens Wrap