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Green Beans, Cuban(?) Style

To go with our very tasty Cuban Chicken, I did some surfing on da Google and came across a recipe for Cuban Green Beans. Is this a favorite in Havana, served by Cuban grandmothers to their progeny? I have absolutely … Continue reading

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Green Beans With Pancetta

When I was in college and visiting my grandmother on her farm in Virginia, one of our favorite meals (well, aside from when Rachel would bring out that huge block o’ chocolate and a knife so we could share it … Continue reading

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Garlic Green Beans

A week from now, folk around and about these parts will be gathering around a table laden with every sort of food imaginable; turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, and, more than likely, a casserole made from canned green beans, … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

I came across this recipe on the interwebs, and recalled how one friend said that her family only eats their asparagus wrapped in bacon, so thought, why not? Well… I may have made a few unfortunate choices. The beans weren’t … Continue reading

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Perfectly Pickled Green Beans

So, I do this thing with a local family farm where I ‘join’ an event on facebook on a Friday, and on Tuesday I show up, hand over $10, and get a pretty big honkin’ bag o’ STUFF. Good stuff, … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad With Blue Cheese

See, here’s the deal: green beans don’t have to come from a can, or be cooked with bacon or, really, cooked (that much) at all. You could start with tiny frozen green beans (haricots verts); blanch ’em just for a … Continue reading

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Blistered Green Beans

Tiny haricots verts (thin green beans) are cooked with sliced sweet onion in peanut oil, then tossed with a zippy soy sauce until heated through and lightly blistered. This recipe, based on one from the nice folk at Southern Living, … Continue reading

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A Mebbe Better Green Bean Casserole

‘Tis the season to plan for feasting, and for many folk, feasting means green bean casserole – you know, that mixture of canned beans and canned soup and canned onions. That’s a whole lotta cans. Which is why, when I … Continue reading

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Green Beans in Apple Cider

I had decided to do a test run for Thanksgiving; I had a nice, whole Amish chicken ready to roast, and a corn bread and sausage stuffing recipe I wanted to try. Now, what to do for a veggie? Beans! … Continue reading

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Green Bean, Feta, and Balsamic Salad

I came across a recipe on BigOven for a balsamic green bean salad, and it looked like just the thing to use up a big hunk o’ Bulgarian Feta cheese in the fridge and at least half a bag of … Continue reading

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