Sunday, 7 August 2011
And so come the beans! I harvested close to 12 lbs on Friday and got busy prepping them for storage. Soaking, topping and tailing, snapping into bite size pieces, blanching, freezing and a little canning. It was a busy couple of hours.
I've never canned beans before and wanted to try it. I'm not sure I'm going to like the taste of them, and the color of them leaves a little to be desired.... but the advantage is that there is more room in the freezer for our fall pork and chicken order that is to come. I really want to salt some beans and I'm still working on what to put them in.
The raspberry pie that I made the other day was really tasty and I had some raspberries left in the fridge that were going soft and juicy, so into pies they went! Can we just for this weekend say that pie is a healthy breakfast and a decent lunch, plus a great side dish with supper? Especially if served with natural vanilla ice cream - ah yes, that makes it very well balanced (fruit, dairy, grain). *ahem* :)