"Greens & Beans" by Nicole Montesano

Nicole is a reporter who likes to eat, cook and garden, and write about all three.

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Greens & Beans: Cooking when time is short

Here's a question to ponder: If you only have about 30 minutes to cook in the morning, do you make soup for tonight’s supper, muffins or cookies? Different answers make sense on different days, ...

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Greens & Beans: Leftover oatmeal? Turn it into bread

Oatmeal has been making a regular appearance on our breakfast table of late, but I keep forgetting to eat it as I scramble to make use of every morning minute. Seems wrong to waste it, though, so into ...

Greens & Beans: Ways to enjoy late summer vegetables

Late summer vegetables are in full abundance now, and making the most of them offers some delicious meals and wonderful preserving opportunities. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, onions, cucumbers, ...

Greens & Beans: How to make chocolate a summer food

It is late summer, and all of the lovely produce of the season is hitting its zenith: fat purple eggplants, dark green zucchini, sweet tender corn, luscious tomatoes, peppers in all their glory, fragrant ...

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Greens & Beans: Creative ways to use summer veggies

Sometimes, when our schedules grow hectic, I start finding it hard to add enough vegetables and fruit into our diets. Oatmeal for breakfast and a hasty supper of scrambled eggs is not a diet rich in produce. But ...

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Greens & Beans: By any name, blueberry hand pies are delicious

One of the joys of summer is all of the delicious fresh fruit. It's wonderful eaten on its own, especially for breakfast, but it also goes beautifully with pastry. Lately, I've been obsessed with blueberries ...

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Greens n Beans using fresh herbs

Planting the garden in spring, it's easy to be excited about all the wonderful possibilities for future meals filled with vegetables and fragrant herbs. But then summer arrives, and somehow it's not as ...

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Greens & Beans: Fresh flavors abound this time of year

Garlic scapes are in season now, along with green garlic, providing some lovely opportunities to enjoy this pungent herb in milder forms. Minced in an omelet or a salad or over a casserole, or sauteed ...

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Greens & Beans: Springtime's main attraction

Every spring, but especially this one, there's a season in which greens are the main thing in season. Greens, rhubarb and strawberries appear about the same time, but it's no hardship figuring out how ...

Greens & Beans: Sandwiches in many forms

Over the many years Americans have been enjoying sandwiches, certain classic combinations have come to almost define the subject. That’s fine and good, but it does make it easy to forget that a ...

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Greens and Beans: Simple is so often best

For someone who truly enjoys cooking, it's remarkable how often I look around the kitchen and think how much I don't want to cook. It's partly a matter, I think, of creative and mental energy. Cooking ...

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Greens & Beans: Post-Pi Day pie

I have only recently been introduced to the charming concept of Pi day, and missed celebrating it on the actual day, to no one’s surprise – but have now made up for the lapse, with a beautiful ...

Greens & Beans: Tips to trick the palate

Sometimes the trick to getting plenty of cheese flavor or sweetness into baked goods is to use what one cookbook refers to as “a powerful lot.” But sometimes a person doesn’t want to ...

Greens & Beans: Aim for healthy eating, but cut yourself some slack

Food should always be both delicious and good for you. That's my guiding principle in the kitchen, but it's not one I manage to live up to at all times, with all meals. Maybe it's just feeling tired after ...

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