Veggie Notes

Basil: Basil is delicate.  If it gets too cold in the refrigerator, the leaves will turn black.  Try putting the basil in a jar of water, just like a bouquet of flowers.  Then loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter.

Green Beans: Green Bean Salad with a Shallot Vinaigrette and Homemade Croutons, Buttery Garlic Green Beans, Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic – these recipes are all available in the Full Belly recipe archives.  Green Beans store well in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.

Red Beets: So nutritious – Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B & C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine and folic acid.  Let’s make some borscht!

Red Cabbage: Try it braised or baked slowly with butter, onions, apples, a bit of vinegar and some spices – You may not buy red cabbage at the store regularly, but once you discover some favorite recipes, you will realize that it can serve as the basis for a versatile and economical main dish.  Red cabbage stores well in the refrigerator.