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Snacking on Crispy Cranberry Beans

Snacking on Crispy Cranberry Beans

| September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Still without a plan for my bowl of white and magenta barlottis, I decided to simmer them in salted water until al dente, after which they sat in a colander, forgotten on the counter for about a half hour. Once I rediscovered them, they were mostly dried. I decided the quickest and most hassle-free way to deal with them would be to toss them into a pan of hot olive oil and then sprinkle with sea salt. After crisping up the outer skins, I generously seasoned and they were good to go. Salty with a mild crunch on the outside and a buttery texture within, they were perfect for munching with our Pimms cups.

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An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

| June 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Every summer I spend way too much money on cranberry beans. If you know me, you might also know that they are my hands-down, number one, absolute favorite bean. I would even go a step further and extend that statement to the entire legume family. What are cranberry beans you ask? Well, they are not […]

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End of Summer Lament and Ode to a Cranberry Bean

End of Summer Lament and Ode to a Cranberry Bean

| September 24, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s that time of year again, the days start to get shorter, the sun no longer wakes me up before my alarm clock (now I actually have to start setting my alarm clock), and I must begin to convince myself that summer is on the way out. In fact, there is a distinct chill in […]

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Haricots Écossés aka Cranberry Beans

Haricots Écossés aka Cranberry Beans

| September 9, 2005 | 7 Comments

Skulking around the stalls of my farmers market the other day, these Cranberry Beans immediately caught my eye. Haricots Écossés (pronounced air-ee-koe ay-koe-say) literally translates to Beans Shelled or Shelled Beans, as we’d say, which is one of the more staid names for this beautiful bean, though it must be shelled to be eaten so […]

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