Monday, September 10, 2012

Beans, Beans, the Wonderful Fruit...

Really. If you don't believe me, look at this recipe:

Pinto Bean Pie

And there's one out there for Pinto Bean Fudge.

It's for real, too.

And why am I concerned about making fudge and pie from beans?

1. Beans are cheap
2. Beans are good for you
3. The recipes are novel
4. Beans are a lot easier to keep on hand than, say, peaches.

Or good chocolate.

This is the time of year to buy beans. Stock up on them; they keep very well. They will keep for years, but each year they get drier and take a little longer to cook.

If you can, buy them directly from a farmer, a roadside stand or a farmer's market so you'll know they're fresh to begin with.