Two wings lift a person up from earthy concerns: simplicity and purity. Simplicity should be in intention, purity in feelings. Simplicity reaches out after God, purity catches hold and tastes. ~ Thomas A’Kempis

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Beans, Beans & more Beans

~~ Rattlesnake Beans ~~

Hi all,

I wanted to do a little 'shout out' for these wonderfull beans. A couple of years ago my father in law gave  an envelope of these dried Rattlesnake beans to my husband and said to pass them on to me. He said they were great beans, and they are !!!!

~Dried Rattlesnake Beans ~

The dried bean is similar in flavour to a Pinto Bean. So if you havn't tried this variety before..go buy a packet of seeds :).
Below I have included a link to the West Ladies 'Homestead Blessings' utube page. There they've shared some videos of their garden, recipes etc. This particular link is about them making Thanksgiving Pies - specifically a Pecan Pie, with a twist - or poor mans Pecan Pie :) In this recipe, they use about 1/3 rd of the usual amount of Pecans and instead use cooked (dried) Beans !!!
I'd never heard of such a thing, but it sure sounds interesting :)
They also make a Pumpkin Pie, but use a Butternut, instead of a Pumpkin, they said the texture of a Butternut is sweeter, and drier, much better for baking with. Good for stuffing and roasting, easy to peel, less seeds, and easy to grow - what an all round winner!
So guess what seeds I am going to be purchasing for the first time, next Spring!! you guessed it - Buttercup :)

God Bless and thanks for stopping by :) - Linda


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