Friday, July 9, 2010

Squash, Tomato, & Bean Recipe Challenge


I am laying down the gauntlet for all of my readers (OK, I know it’s just you, mom, but still). I have a 12x12 garden plot on Newark Street and it is in full bloom. Every time I go up there, I’ve got an armload of produce to harvest. I have SO many yellow squash, tomatoes, and string beans and I am running out of inspiration. That’s where you come in. Send me your recipe suggestions for squash, tomatoes (plum and medium sized), or string beans and I will make my favorite one from each category and post them to the blog!

Shoot me an email at with your recipes.

Winners will get the prize of knowing that I didn’t feed Mark a sauté of squash, tomatoes and string beans for the 6th straight day in a row :)

Thank you!!


  1. My favorite string bean recipe is also one of the easiest to make.

    Place your beans in a single layer on a baking sheet or dish and top with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

    Bake the dish at 400 until the string beans start to brown/crisp (stirring occasionally to cook all sides)--approx. 20-30 minutes. The best beans are always the one with some crisp to them, so make sure not to take the dish out too soon.

    This dish is so simple, but it's always a crowd pleaser!

  2. Thank you! This sounds perfect. I am probably gong to make it tonight. I like the idea of little baked green bean french fries!