[Homestead] Waxing on about beans
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 20 16:37:45 EDT 2009
>I think Northern nomenclature makes much more sense. I knew the 'peas'
> were really beans, but they are called field peas nevertheless. Lynn,
> if you saw a bowl of them on a table at Sunday dinner, what you call
> them?? What kind of beans?
I've never eaten beans that way, except fresh lima beans...they are the only
beans I've had that are shelled and eaten fresh. I've also had garbonzo
beans and edemae, but they've been canned. Beans here are dried and eaten
with other things...in soup, baked in sauce, with rice, etc. I've never been
able to identify half the beans I've eaten...I can identify the
basics...kidney bean, limas, northern, pinto, cranberry, but most other
beans look alike to me.
So they are snapped and cooked like green
> beans, too? Not just for salads? Tell me why I should plant and like
> wax beans.
They can be cooked like green beans. They aren't that different; a little
more 'meaty' or mealy, maybe. They aren't grown much here, either. I just
grow them because I like they way they look mixed with the greenbeans.
Tioga Co. PA
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