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What variety of grean beans to grow?

I like French filet beans. I plant seeds in 2 gallon pots on a bench in the greenhouse. They produce all summer and I don't have to stoop over to pick. Just sayin'.

about 20 hours ago
BeefeaterRocks in Gardening

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime!

"The" sandwich with green sauce and fries to dip in green sauce. And a libation.
It is summer, the Rufies have arrived, aerial combat with the locals ensued.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Yes,Italian

May 22, 2015
BeefeaterRocks in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Mesclun

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Thanks, tomorrow I think I will make your chicken bacon sandwich with the green sauce, thickened up with a little mayo. I am thinking french fries would be great dipped in the left over green sauce.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

wfd, a big bowl of salad. No not that one, the one below with Peruvian chicken breast and green sauce as dressing. 'Twas delicious.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

WFD: A Beefeater martini, grilled NY strip steak and asparagus, Caesar salad and a glass of Chianti with.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Lovely, I have a different wisteria than the picture I posted earlier growing in my apple tree. I think it is a Chinese wisteria.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Yum, I can do a riff on this with Peruvian chicken and green sauce. However, wfd tonight is cheaters porchetta, roasted veg and salad. And wine. My shuffle is playing loudly on Pandora, I have no close neighbors.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

It is delicious, I bet it would make a good salad dressing. It won't go to waste.

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Yes, I added the sour cream. Most of the chicken went in the freezer and I was hoping there was some way to save the sauce. Gorgeous peonies, from your garden?

May 17, 2015
BeefeaterRocks in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

WFD: The Peruvian chicken with doctored canned pinto beans and a quick pickle veggie salad. My only regret was no potatoes to roast in the drippings. Any idea on how long the green sauce will last in the fridge, or can I freeze?

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

WFD: Fish tacos, with slaw. I tried the dip and char in CI skillet method on the tortillas, worked great. There were T&Ts and d e s s e r t will be pumpkin ice cream with caramel sauce & toasted pecans. Peruvian chicken has been bathed & massaged with marinade and is resting in the fridge for Sunday supper.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

WFD: Will be semi-homemade pizza, green salad with creamy Italian dressing, a glass of Chianti, and for desert small batch bourbon vanilla ice cream. If it doesn't live up to expectations I can always add a shot of bourbon.

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

Fry what?

May 15, 2015
BeefeaterRocks in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #364 - the It's Time for Thundaboomahs! Edition [through May 17, 2015]

WFD: This, I have fixin's for a Caprese and will probably do some broccoli.

What's for Dinner #363 - The Merrie Month of May Edition [through May 12, 2015]

I scored 5 lbs of Pacific snapper this afternoon, a nice filet will be wfd. Thick spears of asparagus and a salad of some sort. G&Ts before, maybe white wine with.

What's for Dinner #363 - The Merrie Month of May Edition [through May 12, 2015]

WFMDD: Tequila-marinated chicken Fajitas and a salad of packaged cole slaw with jicama, cilantro & red jalapeƱos added, lime juice and oo dressing. Not enough limes for a Margarita, so I'm having a TNT. My uninvited guest will have to settle for bird seed.

What's for Dinner #363 - The Merrie Month of May Edition [through May 12, 2015]

WFD: Kalbi, kimchi rice (the real deal, not cauli-faux) & pickled veg.

Store bought mole sauce?

I do basically the same thing. I made chicken mole for Cinco de Mayo. I also use Dona Maria ready to serve, but I find it too sweet and thick so I add chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, coriander and Mexican oregano. I use chunks of chicken thighs, onions, garlic & roasted Poblano peppers. I think it tastes like the mole I have had in Mexican restaurants.

What's for Dinner #363 - The Merrie Month of May Edition [through May 12, 2015]

I did a Cinco de Mayo dinner. Palomas, chicken mole, creamy Mexi-cauli rice and a cantaloupe, jicama, avocado and red onion salad with an orange and tequila vinaigrette. Gratuitous picture of May flowers made possible by April showers.

What's for Dinner #362 - The May Day Edition [through May 5, 2015]

I grilled. I needed to char poblanos for cinco de mayo. NY strip with asparagus and salad. I don't know if the salad has a name. A Panzanella without bread, I guess. And red wine.

Best Salad Dressing You've Ever Had

I can't imagine that any green wouldn't be good. I've used romaine hearts, butter lettuce and spring mix.

May 04, 2015
BeefeaterRocks in General Topics

What should I know about flax seed ?

I keep a shaker of ground flax in the refrigerator, it's great on salads, almost anything.

May 03, 2015
BeefeaterRocks in General Topics

What's for Dinner #362 - The May Day Edition [through May 5, 2015]

First harvest from the strawberry patch. They will be macerated with a tiny bit of mint simple syrup (left over from yesterdays mint juleps), a splash of Solerno, and served over vanilla frozen custard. A reward, as I'm going to have a large salad for dinner. By the bye, I had an egg benny for brunch with left over hot brown sauce instead of hollandaise, 'twas delicious.

COLD VEGETABLE & PASTA/GRAIN SALAD! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015)

I made this Friday to serve with lamb pitas. I used yellow cherry tomatoes in place of the yellow pepper and I did not have any pine nuts.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

What's for Dinner #362 - The May Day Edition [through May 5, 2015]

WFD: In honor of the Run for the Roses, Mint Juleps. Oh, and there was food. Hot Brown sandwich and asparagrass vinaigrette with deviled egg. My horse finished fourth, which was ok, since I didn't have any money invested.

What's for Dinner #362 - The May Day Edition [through May 5, 2015]

WFD: Left over lamb pita with tzatziki and orzo salad. No Ouzo, so wine will have to do. When I was growing up, May Day was always a big deal, with the May pole, dance of the fairies and a May queen. I wonder what happened?

Best Salad Dressing You've Ever Had

Ask and ye shall receive, I just made this last week, it is incredible.

roxlet's Green Goddess dressing:
1 cup mayonaise (reduced fat is OK)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tablesppon tarragon vinegar (or use white wine vinegar with a tiny dash of taragon)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup sour cream
4 anchovies, chopped
freshly ground black pepper

Put all the ingredients except the sour cream into a blender. Blend until all ingredients are well amalgamated. Remove to a bowl and stir in the sour cream. Do not blend with the sour cream.

What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition [through April, 29, 2015]

One of my favorite salads, I add a chiffonade of basil. There will be one on tomorrows wfd menu.