Yes? No? I've seen them on the internet but never in real life. I'm going to change that!
If you don't get the newsletter...Last night I added a few new seed varieties at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. One of the super cool varieties is a Royalty Purple Podded Bean.
56 days. Bush variety. Tender, bright purple pods turn green when cooked. Prolific producer and a good home garden variety. Beautiful addition to your garden and very tasty. Plant a row every three weeks until July for a long harvest period.
In 50-60 days I hope to share a picture of a recipe that I made with my new purple beans! For now, enjoy the recipe I found at Thyme for Cooking, the Blog
Braised Green and Purple Beans with Green and Purple Basil
8oz (250gr) green and purple beans
3 shallots preferably freshly dug
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chicken stock
handful green basil, snipped
handful purple basil, snipped
2 tsp butter
and tail beans...cut off the ends. Cut in half. Cut shallots in half.
Heat olive oil in a small skillet. Add shallots and sauté until starting to brown about 5 minutes. Add beans,
stock, cover and simmer over medium heat until just barely tender,
about 7 minutes. Uncover and cook off any remaining liquid. Remove from
heat, add butter, herbs, stir to combine and serve.
***On a side note***
I am trying to start a little 'trend' here at Mary's Kitchen. I missed Meatless on Monday this week because I just HAD to share my Giving Back post. One of these days I might add a link party but for now I'd be thrilled if you joined me!
Mondays will be Meatless on Monday!
Fridays will be Raw Food Friday!