Green Bean, Cucumber, Blackberries and Mint salad.

After my post last week on watermelon salad, I came across a recipe for a salad by Joseph Lenn. As you know, I am an enormous fan of the Wall Street Journal weekend edition. It is one of the best gifts I have ever been given. The “Off Duty” section covers everything : fashion, art, travel, design, food and wines. If you are not a WSJ Saturday reader I highly suggest you try it. Last weeks edition of the weekly column “Slow Fast Food”, highlights Joseph who is the chef …

How to make roasted plums

My favorite way to cook plums is to roast them. I prefer roasted plums to eating them raw because they have a deeper flavor. During this time of year, when plums are so plentiful, I always have a container of roasted plums handy. You can eat them plain, with yogurt, with oatmeal or with ice cream. A few years ago a friend gave me this easy recipe: Slice the plums Add juice of one lemon Sprinkle with nutmeg Add sugar or agave nectar (optional) Roast for 20-30 minutes at 350 …