Green Beans with Tomato, Potato, and Onion

Market-fresh green beans, potato, tomato, and onions cooked until just tender and spiced liberally is a simple, affordable, and delicious side dish to any meal. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

My grandmother-in-law lived in Istanbul, along with grandfather-in-law, and when we’d visit she would often serve a side dish of fresh green beans, tomato, potato, and onion with some spices. The freshness of the vegetables made their flavors intense. Which is one reason I treasure having an every-other-day farmers market in season.

I’ve had similar dishes fairly common in Mediterranean restaurants but there was something about just picked and just brought to town and just cooked by Grandma that made the memory almost as comforting as the dish itself.

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Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Salsa Verde

Fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, good olive oil. Hard to beat that. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

One of my favorites from the farmers market this year are fresh young carrots. I try to bring them home as regular as milk and eggs and admit I’m a little sad when I can’t get them.

Salsa verde is green sauce. Literally. So, I have lots of freedom to play. Which is also one of my favorite things.

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