Pickled Dilly Beans

2 lbs. fresh green snap beans 4 sm. garlic cloves 4 heads dill or 4 tsp. dry dill seeds 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 1/2 c. white vinegar 2 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp. kosher salt Wash beans and break off stem ends. Peel garlic. In 4 sterilized jars (pint size) put 1 clove...

Fresh Berry Grati

Though a mixture of berries offers a wonderful combination of color, flavor, and texture, it’s also fine to use just one or two types of berries. One-half pint of fresh berries equals about one cup of fruit. Later in the season, ripe, peeled peach or nectarine...

Gingered Beet Risotto

2 pounds beets scrubbed and trimmed 3 cups water 1 sweet onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh gingerroot 3 large garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup Arborio or long-grain rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly...

Creamy Lettuce Soup

(6-8 servings) 2 T. butter 3 c. chicken broth 1⁄2 c. chopped scallions 1/8 t. white pepper 15 cups chopped lettuce 6 ounces cream cheese (redleaf, boston, greenleaf, or romaine) In a large pot melt the butter and sauté the scallions and lettuce until the...

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