Sides · Vegetables

Green Beans With Frizzled Shallots

This bean recipe has it all: It’s delicious, beautiful, and fun to make. It struck me recently just how long I’ve been making this dish for holiday dinners. I remember exactly where I was when I found the recipe. I was in the waiting room at my physical therapist’s office, early for my appointment (as usual),… Continue reading Green Beans With Frizzled Shallots

Sides · Vegetables

Sautéed Green Tomatoes With Baby Beet Greens

You know that old adage, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”? It’s been a weird year, weather-wise, and a busy summer. So things weren’t quite perfect in the garden. My tomatoes were slower than molasses in January, for one thing. Well past the usual time of my first harvest, most were still green. Some of… Continue reading Sautéed Green Tomatoes With Baby Beet Greens

Sides · Soup & Broth · Vegetables

Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup With Mint

It may be September, but since summer seems to have decided to stick around for another week, I think I can get away with one more summery recipe. Chilled soups are best in warm weather, of course. Don’t we always want what we don’t have? Cold soup when it’s hot in the summer, hot soup… Continue reading Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup With Mint

Salads · Sides · Vegetables

Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad

This deceptively simple salad is really quite delightful! So few ingredients, so much flavor. The combination of Oliva’s Cranberry-Pear Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil is one of my favorites. The tartness of the tomatoes and Cranberry Pear Balsamic is a perfect balance to the sweetness of the Vidalia. The Persian Lime oil smoothly blends… Continue reading Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad