Basic Bean Cooking Method

 Note: There are many theories about the best way to cook dry beans. I particularly like this one but find whatever method works best for you! Do give this a try if you are not yet in the habit of cooking beans.   The two most important things you can do to get hooked on cooking your own dry beans are: Cook a lot of beans to refriger... Read more »

Cooking Beans

Cook with what you have sounds nice but what should/would you like to have on hand? This is a fun and complex question. I’m going to tackle a small fragment of this question today. I’m going to talk about beans, white beans, and cooking them at home. A quick side note about dry beans. Here in the Portland area we are lucky to have a couple of very local sources of dried beans. Ayers Creek Farm sells their...... Read more »

Recipes

...Curry Summer Squash Soup Italian Lentil and Rice Stew Leek and Green Garlic Soup Spring Soup with Herbs and Grains The Best Soup Turnip and Turnip Greens Soup Red Lentil and Winter Squash Dal White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Beans   Cooking Beans Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Bean and Egg Burrito w... Read more »

Cooking Beans

Cook with what you have sounds nice but what should/would you like to have on hand? This is a fun and complex question. I’m going to tackle a small fragment of this question today. I’m going to talk about beans, white beans, and cooking them at home. A quick side note about dry beans. Here in the Portland area we are lucky to have a couple of very local sources of dried beans. Ayers Creek Farm sells their…

Recipes

…Curry Summer Squash Soup Italian Lentil and Rice Stew Leek and Green Garlic Soup Spring Soup with Herbs and Grains The Best Soup Turnip and Turnip Greens Soup Red Lentil and Winter Squash Dal White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Beans   Cooking Beans Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Bean and Egg Burrito with Greens Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich Chickpeas and Cauliflower…