Jan and Eilene just got back from Hopi. Traveling in Arizona, other than chilies, most places they ate did not use any spices, beyond salt and culinary ash—the additive that turns blue corn meal dishes blue. Now that they are home, they want spicy dishes for dinner.
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Adapted from an Appetite for China recipe
Chinese long bean is one of the vegetables that we were introduced to in our time in Chengdu (25 years ago). They are about two feet long and are thinner, tougher and have a rougher skin than Western green beans. Although most American Chinese restaurants use Western green beans in their dishes—because of availability and American tastes—this is the green bean called for in traditional recipes. Today, you can find them in most Chinese specialty stores.
Jan has not been home for dinner the last several nights (four conferences in one week). The one night she knew she would be home was Thursday and she asked for steamed fish. This is normally Eilene’s night with her friends, but finals are coming up so she had told me that they would not be coming over. My dinner plan was for steamed fish and stir fried chive stem.