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  • Green Beans or Yellow Wax Beans? You decide...

    If you've been to our market, you know we regularly have the same produce every day.  Tomatoes, Romaine, Avocadoes, Apples and Pears.  Green beans are also another item which is always readily available.  Sometimes we get lucky and we find Pole beans.  But mostly you can always count on us having green beans.

    That's why when these Yellow Wax Beans showed up everyone got excited!  First question is always, how do they taste?

    I can tell you I was curious myself.  I grabbed a couple and started snacking.  Yep, they taste the same as the green ones.  I had to immediately google them for more info.  Did you know that yellow wax beans are high in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin K?  I did not.  They are also high in Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Iron.  Who knew!

    Next question, is always how do you cook them?  These yellow wax beans can be prepared the same way you would prepare green beans: steam, sauteed or boiled.

    Here are some recipes I found:

    I think I'll be grabbing some of those yellow wax beans today and giving the Five Bean Picnic Salad a try.  How about you?  Have you ever had these yellow beauties?

  • Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta

    It seems like lately every dish I cook has mushrooms in it.  Luckily, everyone in our household likes mushrooms so as long as we have them at the market they'll be appearing in our food.

    You can use fresh button mushrooms or baby bella mushrooms for this recipe.  I've also used our Parkesdale Farms Marinated Mushrooms when we don't have fresh mushrooms available.  The marinated mushrooms are seasoned with spices, vinegar and red peppers.  They are really great just by themselves too.

    While we were at the market, my youngest daughter decided to pick out some fresh green beans.  Who am I to argue with a 4 year old? :) I love how she used her Easter bucket to bring home the green beans.

    This time I used green onions, but you can use any onion you like.  I like to cut the green tops to sprinkle over the finished dish.

     

     

    Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

    Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

    4 slices Troyer Thick Sliced Smoked Peppered Bacon

    2 garlic cloves (minced)

    1 ½ chicken breast

    1 bunch green onions (reserve green tops for garnish)

    1 cup Marinated Mushrooms (sliced) or 1 fresh mushroom package

    Fresh Thyme (1 teaspoon dried Thyme)

    ½ cup milk *

    2 tablespoon Troyer Butter*

    Salt

    Cut chicken breast into one-inch pieces and season with salt.  Cut bacon into small pieces and cook.  Remove bacon once cooked and reserve.

    Add chicken and minced garlic to the pan used to cook the bacon.  Sprinkle the chicken with thyme; add mushrooms and sauté for approximately 12 minutes.

    Mix milk and butter into pan until creamy consistency.

    Serve with pasta, add halved grape tomatoes and sprinkle with green onion tops.

    *If you want more sauce, double the milk and butter for a creamier, saucier dish.

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