By Tommy C. Simmons
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Now that green beans are in season, you can usually pick up a bag full of fresh, whole green beans at local farmers' markets. The bounty won't last long, but know, too, you can make this super easy recipe with frozen whole green beans when the fresh supply runs out.
The improved varieties don't require pulling off the tough string that gave the beans the common name of string beans. I make this quick cook green bean dish often. It's particularly nice alongside fish, broiled or fried. Enjoy.
Spices and herbs add zing to whole green beans.
Home kitchen-tested recipe
Herbed Summer Green Beans
Serves 4. Recipe is from McCormick seasonings.
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
1 tbl. balsamic vinegar
2 tsps. olive oil
½ tsp. dried rosemary leaves, finely crushed
½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
¼ tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Place beans in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer 4 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain and return beans to saucepan.
Toss beans in pan with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
Nutritional information per serving: 62 calories; 2 grams fat; 2 grams protein; 9 grams carbohydrate; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 107 milligrams sodium; and 4 grams fiber.
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By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
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When you head to the garden center this spring, you'll find more patterned flowers than ever before. All those stripes, speckles and pinwheels are dazzling but it takes a little know-how to pair them with other flowers in container recipes. Here are five creative ways to design spectacular container recipes using patterned flowers.
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