Spice up your string beans with blacked seasoning. This receipe is excellent for a side dish or as an appitizer, with a cool yougurt dip.
Green bean and fennel salad takes advantage of all the crisp juiciness of summer vegetables. This recipe is just a starting point for all the variations you can come up with to combine with the crisp licorice flavor of fennel. Perfect for a picnic or a B-B-Q side dish. And a great way to make use of all those green beans in the garden.
Every part of the nasturtium plant is delicious. Nasturtium seeds make a wonderful caper like treat. While real capers are made from the buds of the caper plant, the poor man's version is made from the still firm seeds of nasturtium plants. So nasturtium capers are crisper and start off tangier.
Pesto never tastes as good as when the basil is fresh picked from the garden. It's like lunch in Tuscany on a summer's day. Here's a deconstructed version, for an even fresher basil taste.