Winner of Your Best Picnic Dish
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neverenoughtime August 27, 2012
Antonia, I made your haricots verts recipe several days ago and tried the technique that you suggested for roasting individual cloves of garlic. Unfortunately, I used a small porcelain ramekin as the roasting vessel, and it developed a hairline crack as a result -- or the crack may have been there and the roasting may have made it more obvious. I suspect that, while those ramekins are "ovenproof", they are intended to be used only when they are almost completely filled with a substance that is being baked and set in a larger pan filled with water. It made me wonder whether I would have been better off using a Pyrex custard cup, but having just read about your experience with the exploding Pyrex pie plate, I think I'll give that a pass, too! Perhaps I'll try the stove-top method appended to the recipe by Amanda and Merrill. Anyway, thanks for your recipe!
My P. July 7, 2011
Congratulations, AJ! Your dish looks beautiful, I will be making it as soon as our beans are ready to harvest.
Midge July 7, 2011
Congrats AJ! I know we're in for a big treat whenever I make any of your recipes.
Fairmount_market July 7, 2011
Congratulations AJ on a beautiful recipe. And thanks for being the first person to welcome me to this site with your kind words on my first recipe submission. I really appreciate your attention to detail on all of your recipes. When I read them, I feel like I have an encouraging friend looking over my shoulder.
susan G. July 6, 2011
Another well deserved trophy -- congratulations! I love hearing about your family, and I'm another one with a Pyrex disaster, as well as having made scrambled eggs with blue food color (pre-Dr. Suess, had to eat them with eyes closed, same age too). Always looking for your contributions, so generously shared.
AntoniaJames July 6, 2011
Thank you so much, all of you. Your kindness and appreciation leave me utterly speechless. Incidentally, the photo of me on this page was taken on the Thanksgiving Day that is the subject of my very first ever food52 submission: a photo slideshow of our rather unusual T-Day in 2009, before many of you joined. You might find it interesting: http://www.food52.com/blog/282_thanksgiving_slide_show_contest Actually, all of the finalist entries are very interesting.
Love you all. ;o)
Love you all. ;o)
Bevi July 6, 2011
I have done the Mt. Tam to Stinson Beach hike several times. Are you familiar with the beer garden that is tucked away somewhere on one of the Muir Woods/ Mt. Tam trails?
monkeymom July 6, 2011
Congrats AntoniaJames! Beautiful recipe and stories about how wonderful food and family are together.
lastnightsdinner July 6, 2011
Congratulations! String beans are just hitting our farmers' markets this week - I look forward to making this soon (and likely many times throughout the summer)!
wanderash July 6, 2011
Congrats on a great recipe win! My mom and I are going to make this this weekend!
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