Stephanie Dean

Recent Posts By Stephanie Dean

Heirloom tomatoes: Tea-sandwich style

This year has been a funny one for tomatoes. I’ve heard a lot of people say their tomatoes are late or just not producing this year. The two tomato plants I have in a pot on my deck at home aren’t dying, but they’re not doing anything else either, let alone producing tomatoes. Thankfully, Sunset’s test garden, has faired much […]

Blue corn salad with Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

            A few days ago, the weather was gorgeous, so I decided to cook outside. My plan: to grill up some corn, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with parmesan cheese for a little blog post. But that was before I saw “it.” Johanna Silver (our test garden coordinator) and I went on a little jaunt out to the […]

Easy green bean salad

  One of the reasons I love green beans is that you generally get a good yield, but not so much that you’re bombarded the way you are with zucchini. Another reason: there’s so much you can do with green beans. A few years ago, I experimented with some different ways to use them and created a salad with a […]

More peas, please!

Peas have to be one of my all-time favorite vegetables. When Johanna Silver, our test garden coordinator, mentioned that our sugar snap peas were ready to harvest, I jumped at the chance to cook and eat them. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll notice that we’ve all been getting tired of citrus and greens and are ready for spring-summer […]