April 18, 1991 |
Although green beans appear to be a rather simple vegetable to cook in a microwave, we continually hear complaints such as: "Not tender enough," "They get brown spots," "Some get tough while others stay tender." Let's tackle these problems one at a time. When green beans aren't as tender as you'd like, it's probably because there isn't enough liquid added to them, or else they aren't cooked long enough. For every pound of cut-up beans, you need half a cup of liquid.
October 31, 1991 |
Finally, summer has ended in Los Angeles. This weekend's jolt of brisk weather made it official. But if you're still not quite ready for stews and hot soups, try a warm grilled salad. It's good transition food to help psyche you into cold-weather cooking. Boneless pork--fast, flavorful and lean--was our choice of meat. Pork is higher in protein and other nutrients than it used to be--and it's a lot leaner. It is also more tender, and needs to be gently treated.
HOME & GARDEN
March 6, 1999 |
Question: How do I go about growing green beans? M.C., Garden Grove. Answer: Beans can be grown in average soil anywhere in Southern California and are a favorite crop of gardeners. There are two types of green beans: bush, which produce sooner but require more space, and pole beans, which require more fertilization but produce several pounds of beans per plant. Suggested bush types include 'Tendercrop,' 'Roman,' 'Harvester,' 'Contender,' 'Goldencrop Wax' and 'Resistant Cherokee Wax.'
July 25, 1991 |
Do you equate the ubiquitous green bean with the limp, sliced vegetable mixed with canned mushroom soup and topped with slivered almonds? If so, your taste buds may be in for a surprise. Today, green beans come in a kaleidoscope of colors, including yellow, purple, and the mottled, exotically named dragon tongue. Perhaps one of the most delicate varieties is the shoelace-thin French haricots verts, long a French staple, whose rise in popularity is due to upscale American chefs.
January 18, 1987 |
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a 12-state recall of institutional-size cans of cut green beans that may be contaminated. The recall by Seneca Foods Corp. of Marion, N.Y., involves cans of 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 6 pounds, 6 ounces that have seam defects that could permit the product to become contaminated, officials said.
October 13, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I'm a regular at BLD on Beverly Boulevard and absolutely love its fresh vegetable salad -- so simple yet all the ingredients blend perfectly! Would love the recipe, especially for the dressing! Thanks, Stephanie Swedlove Los Angeles Dear Stephanie: Fresh, lightly herbal, sweetened with a touch of honey and with just the right amount of tang, BLD tosses its homemade dressing with a wonderfully bright and colorful salad of crunchy fresh corn, edamame, roasted bell peppers and green beans, along with diced rich avocado and toasted cashews.