I am making dinner for Daughter Eilene’s friends and I had decided to have green beans as a side dish. Since my main dish was a French flavored meatloaf, I chose to use French Harcourt Verts with French thyme and chervil—French parsley. While Harcourt Vert simply means “green bean” in French, they are usually picked younger, and are thinner—and tenderer—than the Blue Lake variety that is most popular in the US.
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Karl’s Ginger White Peach Harcourt Verts
I have dozens of pictures on my desk top of dishes I have created and never gotten around to posting. I am constantly looking for new combinations to keep my meals interesting. I had made some white peach jam and thought that would go well with my green beans. Harcourt Verts—“beans green,” literally in French—are French green beans which are a bit thinner than the Blue Lake variety commonly used in America.
Filed under Beans, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Harcourt Verts with Pear Sauce
We have had company for the last several days, so I wanted a Sunday dinner that was not hours of preparation. An American standard meal of meatloaf, potatoes, and green beans seemed like a good idea. Of course, I could not make it that simple I had to get spontaneously creative.
Filed under California Fusion, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Harcourt Vert with Red Bell Pepper
I needed a vegetable to go with the chicken Madeira that I was serving for Jan’s visiting friends. I decided on French green beans, Harcourt vert, that are thinner and more tender than regular American green beans. Plain green beans are a bit boring, so I decided to add more interest with herbs and red bell pepper.
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Harcourt Vert with Dark Soy Sauce
I needed a vegetable to go with my barbecued tri-tip and mushrooms. I wanted the dish to be Asian, but I did not want to have just a third dish covered in Sichuan pepper sauce. I decided on French green beans, Harcourt vert, that are thinner and more tender than regular American green beans.
Filed under Chinese, Side Dishes, Steaming, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Lightly Pickled Vegetables
I wanted a salad to go with my bean soup. Mesclun greens are a combination of baby greens. While these, by themselves, make a perfect acceptable salad it is always better to add a few crunchy veggies for interest. Today, I am using green beans, red radish, and red onion.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian