Bean slicers are tools designed to French-slice green and runner beans. They allow fast, efficient transformation of beans into thin, uniformly-cut pieces. There are many different kinds and models. Some are completely manual. They are simply a block with an open area with wires strung through it at the other end. You press and pull…
This is a one dish meal that will knock everyone’s socks off. It is very hearty; serve on a plate with just some salad and good bread.
This is a light tasting potato salad, though the bacon and potato will still satisfy hearty appetites. You can make this ahead and refrigerate it (in fact, the flavours are better made a day or half a day ahead) but as it’s meant to be served warm, bring i
For green beans, you can use whatever you call green beans: Runner Beans, Wax Beans, French Beans, Green Beans, etc.
Feel free to vary the veg in the recipe according to what you have on hand or what looks good at the store. Bear in mind, though, that the idea is to end up with veg in the pasta that have some crunch to them to give it interest.
Nickel Beans are filet type stringless green beans. The deep green pods are 4 inches (10 cm) long by 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) wide Nickel Beans can be harvested in one or two pickings, because the beans are all ready in a short harvest window of about a week. Each plant, a bush-type bean plant,…
A classic Italian recipe.
Romano Beans grow in flat green or yellow pods. The yellow-podded varieties are often called “Gold Romano Beans.” Though related to string beans, the pods are wider and stringless, and longer – they can be between 6 to 8 inches long (15 to 20 cm.) When very young, the whole pod can be eaten. You…
A gorgeous and really healthy curry.
This green bean salad has a great blend of flavours and textures; it’s a great side salad or addition to any salad assortment. Lasts for a week in the refrigerator.