Quick Spicy Pickled  Urizun Japanese Winged Beans

Quick Spicy Pickled Urizun Japanese Winged Beans

Walking out in the garden, I noticed I needed to go ahead and harvest some of my Urizun Japanese Winged Beans before they got too big. I went ahead and harvested them and decided to make some quick “refrigerator-style” spicy pickled beans. I’m glad that I did as I love everything pickled and these are…

Plant Spotlight:                 Urizun Japanese Winged Bean

Plant Spotlight: Urizun Japanese Winged Bean

Join Louisiana Simple Living in this new series casting a spotlight on various really cool plants that I grow in my backyard organic raised bed garden. The first plant in the spotlight is the Urizun Japanese Winged Bean. This exotic and tropical plant grows great in Zone 9A. Check out all the bean pods and…

Chicken Fricassee over Puff Pastry Shell, Garlic Green Beans with Pancetta, and Stewed Okra

Chicken Fricassee over Puff Pastry Shell, Garlic Green Beans with Pancetta, and Stewed Okra

We love to cook and get family together to celebrate any time we can. We had good reason to celebrate as it’s our 34th (Erin and myself) and my Mom and Dad’s 61th wedding anniversary. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun! Right, baby? My mom and dad, along with my in-laws, came…

Roasted Salsa Verde – From Garden to the Jar

Roasted Salsa Verde – From Garden to the Jar

Salsa Verde is a sauce or salsa made from tomatillos that you might recognize as that delicious greenish salsa you dip your tortilla chips in at your favorite Mexican restaurant.  Other common uses include as an enchilada sauce, salsa for tacos, and a cooking sauce for chicken, pork or fish.  There is nothing more satisfying…

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