Okra has a reputation. Southern. Gumbo. “Slimy.” Let’s pickle them, instead, and leave the stereotypes behind.
Grandma Lehman wrote on her newsprint recipe, “Great on a cold winter night or for a summer picnic.” How can you argue with that?
A bronzed bird doesn’t have to be the only show stopper on your table. This seasonal composed salad is super-fast and easy to make and will also get a number of ooh’s and ahh’s.
Things taste bolder when roasted. No, not coffee beans… Take colorful bell peppers for example.
A handwritten note from my grandmother on an early 1960’s newspaper recipe, “Danish” Cucumber Salad said, “Good!” So it must be. And so it is. Now, it’s even better.
Big bold flavors, and super-fast. Isn’t that want you want sometimes? Thick sliced, roasted tomatoes with a dollop of pesto and melted cheese.
When a friend (or farmers’ market) gives you freshly picked fava beans, smile, say thank you, and get shelling!