Tag: green beans

Too Hot Tamales: Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas

Too Hot Tamales: Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas

| July 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

These Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas have it all. They are crunchy and creamy, salty and acidic, smoky, tangy, fresh, and just plain satisfying.

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Two Unique Yet Familiar Holiday Side Dishes

Two Unique Yet Familiar Holiday Side Dishes

| December 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here we are again, the holidays… gastronomy’s ultimate do over time of the year. Everyone’s getting fired up about brining birds, smoking hogs, roasting vegetables, buttering breads and sampling sweets. But it’s the same old tired stuff as last year… and the year before that. So you might be asking the question “What can I do to change it up a bit…add some sass to the meal without everyone screaming foul?” How about making a few changes to your side dishes. Here are two easy-to-make dishes that will add unique yet familiar flavors to the holiday meal.

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Bloody Mary Beans

Bloody Mary Beans

Nothing’s better in a Bloody Mary than garlicky, dill-y pickled green beans. Here’s how to start your Sunday right.

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It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s de Luxembourg.

It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s de Luxembourg.

| October 9, 2009 | 10 Comments

While chatting with a friend the other day over lunch, the conversation turned to travel– where we’ve been, where we’d like to go, etc.

“Have you ever been abroad?” I asked my friend in a tone not unlike a half-soused society matron at a garden party. He nodded. I was expecting him to mention one of the usual places one goes to expand one’s global horizons, like France, or Italy, or Japan.

“Well, I lived in Luxembourg for three years.”

This wasn’t the answer I had expected, which both threw me and delighted me at the same time.

Luxembourg? Seriously?” I had to admit that, over the past forty years, I had never given that country the time of day, except perhaps in thinking that it’s name gave the Benelux countries a decidedly luxurious ring.

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