"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: 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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Stir up a big pot of pasta e fagioli, and you won’t need to cook again for a few days.

Greens & Beans: In the mood to cook, or not? Ideas for both camps

It’s the time of year when you either want to camp out in the kitchen or hire a cook. At the present moment, I’m in the hire-a-cook camp, but for some reason, people continue to demand food. It’s ...

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Greens & Beans: Fixing up all of fall's edible cliches

National Eat Pie for Breakfast Day was duly celebrated in our house Nov. 25, with cold, creamy pumpkin pie and steaming hot bowls of cream of wheat. These foods go together better than you may have suspected. ...

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Greens & Beans: Celebrate the season of squash

The rainy season has arrived with a splash, and winter squash season is right behind it, promising all manner of cozy delicious fall and winter meals. And desserts — apple pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ...

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Greens & Beans: Storm prep starts with soup

Fall has arrived in earnest, and with it the season when storm-caused power outages become more common. September is the officially designated month for thinking about emergency preparations, but October ...

Greens & Beans: Plan ahead; your future self will thank you

I am too tired to figure out supper and have been for several suppers now, which is how I know it's time to spend some time cooking. No, not tonight's supper; thank goodness for leftovers. And for the ...

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