Cooking with Garlic Scapes: Stir Fry

Garlic scapes may look a little unusual, but they are nothing to be feared. They have a slightly milder, grassier flavor than garlic, and can be used raw in pestos, dressings and dips, or anywhere you would use garlic in a recipe.  (When I brought mine home from...

Lacto-fermented Dilly Beans

adapted from culturesforhealth.com  Makes 2 quarts.   Ingredients: 2 quarts water 4-6 tablespoons sea salt 1 pound young green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, or to taste 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 2 large...

Green Beans with Charred Onions

Adapted from Molto Gusto by Mario Batali Ingredients Kosher salt 1 lb. young green beans 2 medium sweet onions 1 1/2 Tbl balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 Tbl orange juice 2 Tbl olive oil sea salt   Directions 1. Bring 4 qts of water to boil and add 2 Tbl Kosher salt 2. Add...

Minestrone Soup

Adapted from Vegetarian Pleasures Ingredients 1/4 cup Olive Oil 2 large Onions diced 6 Garlic Cloves minced 1 28 oz can Tomatoes chopped with their juice 12 cups vegtable stock 1 Carrot thinly sliced 2 Celery ribs thinly sliced 1 cup diced Green Beans 1 medium Potato...

Green Beans with Garlic, Lemon, Oregano, and Black Pepper

Adapted from Gardeners’ Community Cookbook.   1 lb green beans 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic Big pinch of salt 1 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano leaves 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper 2 tbsp lemon juice (I like a little less) 1.  Bring a large pot of...