White beans, Yankee beans, Boston beans, navy beans, lima beans, kidney beans, cannellini, and fazolia beans. Wow! So many different types of beans! Does it happen to you sometimes that you get to the store and, after looking at the huge selection of beans, you just pick one because it looks like the one you remember from the recipe picture? And then you are leaving the store wondering if you chose the right one? Used to happen to me all the time! Well, that was before I started using the Notes app on my iPhone 🙂
Tonight is Raclette night. I love Raclette! Why? Because it is a cornerstone of a relaxing family dinner! You have to take your time to eat, wait for your cheese to melt before you can enjoy your next bite. Also, I like Raclette night because I can give it a theme! So tonight’s theme is Belgium … more or less 🙂 I was lucky to find fresh Brussels sprouts on a stalk in our local store today. Usually, they are packaged in a small box, and then they are often dry. When you buy them on a stalk, they have more juice, and I find they taste less bitter. So, with Brussels sprouts and some Belgian beer, our Raclette night got a new theme!
Beets! I just love beets: in homemade juices, in soups, in salads and even as a food colorant to make the pink frosting on cupcakes. They are sweet, beautiful and very good for our health! This Russian beet salad recipe was given to me by my father-in-law, and I make this salad every week starting in late fall until the end of winter. That’s when the beets taste the best! Continue reading
Cranberries are amazing little red fruits! They are great for your immune system, against heart disease, but mostly they are so delicious and versatile in a kitchen! You can pair them with your Sunday pork roast, with your Thanksgiving turkey, or use them on a cheesecake or on a simple piece of bread as a jam! This recipe is so simple, yet the choice of the ingredients makes it the Best Cranberry Jam you will ever eat!