Friday, July 27, 2007

Today's picture/Yellow Beans

Now, there are some who would say, a rose is worth a photo, a daylily is worth a photo, and most people think a tomato worthy of a picture, but the humble, garden variety yellow bean? Well, to me it is the most beautiful of all. This is the vegetable of my childhood. People would show up at the door bringing the yellow wonders from their gardens in a paper bag. My mother would cook them up and serve them with lots of butter. I don't see them so often these days. The green bean seems to have taken their place in popularity. But not for me. I love them beyond all others. And this is the one vegetable I really prefer cooked in water till it is quite soft, rather than the steamed, crunchier, probably healthier way. I'm going to the kitchen right now and cook some up. Can't wait!


  1. I *love* yellow beans. Some people have told me that they don't like them but I cannot imagine why. I buy them from the farmer's market, and I try to buy the ones that have the dark purple ones mixed in. Enjoy!

  2. I remember yellow beans and they do taste different from the green. We didn't have fresh, but canned from a commercial cannery. I wonder if they still sell yellow beans in a can? I'll have to check next time I go to the store. Now, I'd like to eat fresh rather than canned, but I'm sure tasting the canned would bring back memories from my childhood. I've brought back lima beans into our meal repetoire recently, having liked them when my mom made them--with a little butter and peppercorn.

  3. You just don't see yellow beans in the UK. I expect you could grow them but I've not even seen the seeds, so we grow the ordinary green variety which we refer to as French beans. They're one of the few veggies that are doing very much at all in the garden in this year's extremely wet summer.


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