Side Dish

The Bean Identity – Fava Bean Puree

  The food of Italy never disappoints this Italian, especially when visiting the southern regions where my family roots can be found. After a day of …

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Say Cheese! Scalloped Potatoes

  A potato side-dish complements almost any meat, chicken, or fish meal. This simple version of cheesy scalloped potatoes are not only great for a “big …

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Balsamic Glazed Sweet Beans

Scarlett runner beans are not a universally well-known bean. Since my hubby started growing them a few years ago I’ve been working on converting recipes for …

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Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini

Jerry Lee Lewis’ signature song of “Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire” was playing in the background. What a song to get you pumped up and …

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Grilled Corn, Cucumber, & Tomato Salad

Cooking truly “in season” can be challenging sometimes but in today’s world grocery stores can supply fruits and vegetables from other states or countries year around. We …

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Think Outside The Box With Zucchini Nachos

  Everybody loves nachos, right? Well here’s a healthy twist to a time-tested recipe that is sure to please everyone. The only chips used in this …

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The Favas Are Here! The Favas Are Here!

  Fava beans are one of my favorite summer beans that we include in our garden. I have fond memories of growing up eating them as a …

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Green Bean and Potato Salad – Italian Style

Summer season is salad season in our house. Salads just taste better in summer. You can’t get ingredients fresher than picking off the vine in a …

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Let The Zucchini Recipes Begin… Again!

I love the time of year when the vegetable garden is in high production. Neighbors are scoping out each other’s gardens and comparing the size of …

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It’s A Cabbage… It’s A Flower… It’s A Cauliflower!

Have you ever experienced the odor from a cauliflower field when it’s past its prime? A farm near our house hadn’t cleared the fields and let the …

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Green Cabbage of Courage – Coleslaw

Coleslaw is such a versatile dish and can be prepared with a large variety of ingredients. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, “Coleslaw (from the Dutch term koolsla meaning ‘cabbage salad’), …

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A Bed of Vegetables Instead of Rice Is Nice

Cooking in season is a goal of mine. Winter vegetables are so hearty and nutritious. I enjoy adding them to my recipes in the winter time …

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