Posts Tagged ‘butter’

Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Peas with Basil

Sweet Buttered Basil Petit Peas

This is the time of year when I really start craving the fresh, sweet vegetables of spring.  Hearty winter vegetables are wonderful and all, but the anticipation of spring vegetables always seems to creep a bit early.  We still have at least a month before asparagus starts popping up.  With that said, frozen petite peas provide a good fresh, green replacement when we’re still in the middle of the cold months.  Here’s a dish that’s great with fresh basil, if you have it (maybe on a window sill?).  You could crush up some dried basil between your palms if you’re in a pinch.
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Straus Family Creamery

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Straus Low Fat Milk

Straus Low Fat Milk

Review – Straus Family Creamery

The past couple of weeks we have purchased Straus 2% Cream Top Milk.  Straus bottles their milk and cream in glass bottles, which are then reused, this way there is even less recycling energy needed.  Just return the bottle to where you purchased it and you will receive your refund.
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Buttered Haricot Vert with Toasted Almonds

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Buttered Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds

Buttered Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds

Buttered Haricot Vert with Toasted Almonds

Haricot Vert is French for green bean.  The green beans grown in France tend to be thinner and more delicate, but with a great deep flavor.  You can definitely substitute American green beans or string beans in this recipe, just try and pick out the thinner, smaller beans.

For this recipe I actually use Trader Joe’s frozen haricot vert, which defrost and heat up beautifully, offering availability of a great summer vegetable in the fall and winter.  In fact, I intend to use this recipe for a green side dish this Thanksgiving, since it’s super fast, requires little attention, and is difficult to mess up.  If you decide to add this dish to your Thanksgiving menu, or other dinner party I highly recommend toasting the almonds earlier in the day and setting them aside.  This way you won’t get distracted and burn them.
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Baked Onions with Garlic

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Baked Onion

Baked Onion

Baked Onions with Garlic

Adapted from The Healthiest Meals on Earth by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S

Here’s an easy side dish, with an elegant look.  Serve with roast chicken or pork and braised rainbow chard.
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Gruyere, Radish, and Butter Sandwich

Friday, April 29th, 2011
Gruyere and Radish Salad with Side of Prosciutto

Gruyere and Radish Salad with Side of Prosciutto

Gruyere, Radish, and Butter Sandwich

Radishes, salt, and butter are a traditional combination.  Sprinkle on a bit of sea salt to heighten the flavor.  With this sandwich I added Gruyere cheese to add a nice salty, complex savory flavor.
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