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Isn't that just French for 'green bean'?
Yes, haricots verts means "green beans" in French. In the USA (and possibly other places), haricots verts refers to a specific variety of green beans that are thinner, and are harvested earlier. In France these beans are called "haricots verts filets extra-fins". Do we have any French members who can verify this?

I summarized this from The Daily Meal.

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I made a modified onion soup the other day. I started with my usual recipe -- sweated 4 small-to-medium sweet onions and a heaping spoon of minced garlic in olive oil for an hour. Added chicken stock (made from Costco rotisserie chicken carcass), seasoned with salt & pepper. From there I made it a vegetable soup -- added 1 cup sliced celery, simmered for 10 minutes, then added a handful of baby carrots and simmered 20 minutes longer.

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Mrs. WM81 wanted lamb, so Sunday we purchased a small boneless leg, which I cleaned and marinated in our favorite Shish-kebab marinade. This is best if it marinates overnight.

Monday morning I started draining the cucumber and yogurt for Tzatziki. It's best to let it drain at least 4 hours, and I add the remaining ingredients afterward.

The hummus was a commercial hummus and the pita bread is actually naan. Served with a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Tonight was another simple dinner -- boiled shrimp, rice pilaf, and frozen spinach ...

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I buy the 13-15 count bag at Costco -- the up front cost is a bit stiff, but we take out only as many as we need for a meal and it's great for an impromptu meal when we haven't planned. Although sometimes it is planned. This morning's conversation was:

Mrs. WM81: What are you going to make for dinner tonight? <without taking a breath> I want shrimp and spinach and rice.

WM81: OK.

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