Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright Mediterranean Green Bean Salad with Sweet Pepper, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Hazelnuts, Kalamata Olives & Goat Cheese

One of the advantages of teaching a cooking class or having friends for dinner, I’m driven to perfect unfamiliar recipes. So, there I was with a Mediterranean Green Bean Salad on the upcoming class menu, and only had a recipe to try from the cookbook of a famous chef Continue reading

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and SpiceTahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice – My New Go-To Sauce

We saw My Fair Lady the other night in an intimate performance on the Montana State University campus. So enjoyable, with such memorable songs and music. I’m still singing them throughout the day. “You did it. You did it! You said that you would do it, and indeed you did.” Continue reading

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh HerbsTortino di Fagiolini – Italian Savory Pie w/ Lots of Green Beans

Long, hot days of August go hand-in-hand with the incredible diversity of ripening summer produce. Our farmers’ market has its tables overflowing with a profusion of colors, shapes and selection. With perfect temperatures, occasional rain and long days of sunshine it’s been a great growing season here in southwest Montana. Having lots and lots of green beans Continue reading

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & Herbs

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & HerbsInspiration from the July Garden

Last week we celebrated the first raspberries. We enjoyed them unadorned, delighting in their succulence and flavor. This week we’ve felt equally content eating just-picked green beans, fresh tomatoes and herbs in an improvised Green Bean Salad. All inspired by a hanging garden of green beans and our first few ripe and luscious tomatoes. Continue reading

Wrinkled Green Beans – Gingery, Garlicky Good

Wrinkled Green Beans – Gingery, Garlicky GoodWrinkled Green Beans – “Dry-fried” in the Oven without the Mess

On the menu of many Chinese restaurants, classic wrinkled green beans from the Szechuan region of southwestern China remain one of my favorite dishes. “Dry frying” the beans in a wok at home makes quite the mess Continue reading

Healthy Salade Nicoise w/ Salmon — Summer On a Platter

Salade Nicoise w/ Salmon—Summer On a PlatterHealthy Salade Nicoise for Summer’s End

Salade Nicoise exemplifies late summer. The perfect salad while our gardens and farmers’ markets overflow with an abundance of late summer produce. A beautifully composed Salade Nicoise Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut SauceHome Again

After a great weekend attending the Food Media Forum in Saint Louis, there’s lots of catching up to do on my Bozeman home front. And this is without even reviewing my notes from two great days Continue reading