vegetable dishes for or as main courses

Fall Garden Report: Remind me to plant more Scarlet Runner Beans

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

summary: home gardening in pots; ha! who needs full sun? scarlet runner beans are not only beautiful, they’re delicious too; fig update; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) As an experiment this year, in mid June I planted a couple of Red Scarlet Runner beans in our herb pots on the […] Continue reading »

corn cakes can’t be beat …or can they?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

summary: recipe for beet cakes (beet fritters); these are even better than corn cakes; make sure the egg yolk doesn’t break when you separate the egg; click on image(s) for larger views and more photos Ah, substitutions! I love substitutions! Years ago, I reported to my sister about the most amazing and wonderful stir-fried chicken […] Continue reading »

Use ALL of the Asparagus for Asparagus Risotto

Monday, May 28th, 2012

summary: asparagus risotto recipe without added cream, butter or cheese; how to use the stalks for added flavour; garnishing with chives – including the flowers; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) It’s asparagus season!! It’s asparagus season!! I love asparagus season! A while back, when we discovered the wonders of orzotto, […] Continue reading »

Grilled Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

summary: barbecued asparagus and grape tomatoes; rescuing inferior tomatoes; trimming asparagus; (click on image to see larger views and more photos) At last it’s barbecue season. And I love how it coincides with asparagus season. Of course, Ontario asparagus has just started arriving. It is a tiny bit early. But I’m not complaining!! It’s such […] Continue reading »

beet salad as a garnish

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

summary: we love beet salad! It’s great with just about everything. (click on image to see larger views and more photos) One of my very favourite vegetable dishes is stir-fried beet greens. When we’re at the vegetable store, I cannot resist beets if they still have their lush leafy tops attached. This means that we […] Continue reading »

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