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As a kid the only kind of beans I ate were out of a can. We’d usually had cut green beans, but every once in awhile we’d have yellow wax beans. I really liked the flavor and texture of wax beans. So, once I started growing some of my own food, it was natural for me to try yellow wax beans.
The first beans of the year came in today. It wasn’t a huge number, but enough for a nice side dish. I wanted to have the wax beans with as little “ornamentation” as possible. So I just steamed them. Then we sprinkled them with fresh dill, drizzled a tiny bit of ghee on them, a twist of lemon and salt, and they were delectably ready to eat.
The biggest problem I have with beans is I don’t have much of a repertoire for them. I prepare them as above, or I do a bean casserole. However, there must be dozens of different ways to fix beans that would be tasty and healthy. I’m talking the green bean variety, not dried beans.
Sometimes it seems to me that foods that are easy to grow and produce nicely have the fewest recipes for ways to fix them: green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, rutagabas, carrots, all see to have few really unique recipes.
If you have a delicious vegetarian recipe for beans, please share it, and enlighten all of us on more unique ways to fix easily grown vegetable.