One of the coolest things I planted in last summer's garden was beans -kidney beans and black beans. After an early frost, I lost hope of harvesting them, but a look at the dried pods revealed perfectly beautiful beans inside (though some were a bit wrinkled from freezing before they'd dried).
The black beans ended up not producing as much as the kidney beans. Next year I think I'll stick to just kidney beans; one row of kidney beans yielded twice as many beans in the pods as did one row of black beans. I don't know about you, but shelling beans isn't one of my favourite jobs.
We've already consumed the black beans and now I've been thinking about what to do with the kidney beans. I feel like it should be the most awesome recipe ever to honour the bean harvest, but I don't really have any bean recipes to speak of. I did find a website called the Bean Bible which I'll browse, but I always do trust word-of-mouth more than random recipes. Anyone out there have a really great one you're longing to share?
PS -I got the seeds from Green Space Design, an online organic seed catalogue (Canadian!). I would definitely order from them again. And though the snowy wind is whistling outside, soon it'll be time to plan gardens and order seeds again. Check out Seeds of Diversity for a great directory
Maria & Cecelia
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