Beef and Barley Soup For Two

Usually I never make such a small soup recipe but while looking through Cooks Illustrated “Dinner for Two” magazine I chose this soup to try first.  This is a very fragrant soup with a taste to match! This recipe actually would serve 4 people. Barley is a major whole grain food and is one of the first cultivated … Continue reading

Szechuan Green Beans

What can I say but I like my green beans, either the thin haricots verts or your regular bush beans.   I always make room in my garden each year for this easy-to-grow veggie.  I believe this is a Cooks Illustrated recipe that can be prepared ahead and served chilled. This is also a big … Continue reading