Romano a Mano

Romano beans are just big, flat, broad beans that you could, in fact, snap the ends off and trim by hand. Or even eat by hand, once they cool down. Sweet and juicy—especially braised—this summer they’ve become my favorite CSA bean. Braised Romano Beans with Garlic and Tomatoes Use this same technique for waxed beans,…

Squash Blossom Specials

Yesterday, for the first time in years, our sharebox included a carton of squash blossoms—a dozen or so beauties, each about four inches long. I knew they wouldn’t last long, even in the fridge, so I wanted to use them right away. There you go. A double-dip, blossom-binge day: Squash Poppers stuffed with goat cheese to…