1/2 lb green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup pecans, toasted 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Cook beans in a 4-quart Read on!
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Read on!
3 small red potatoes, scrubbed 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups cleaned and dried mixed lettuces or sorrel leaves 3 hard boiled eggs, Read on!
3 cups 2-inch chunks watermelon, seeded 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Coarsely ground black pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional) In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta, and a few generous grindings of black pepper. For a Read on!
1 small seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into chunks 1 fresh lemongrass stalk* 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons mild olive oil 1 small hot Read on!
1 pound carrots, cut into 3 1/2- by 1/3-inch sticks 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons dill seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons salt Blanch carrots in a 4-quart Read on!
1 cup finely chopped white and pale green part of leek, washed well 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound boiling potatoes 4 cups chicken broth 2 cups water 1/2 pound fresh sorrel, stems discarded and Read on!
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 3/4 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 1 small eggplant (about 3/4 Read on!
1 lbs zucchini or summer squash 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 bunch basil, leaves torn 1 oz Parmesan, coarsely grated (on large holes of a box grater; 1/2 cup) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • Cut Read on!