Why green beans have strings

My grandfather used to make up stories about the garden, he was a wonderful storyteller with a vivid imagination. I am going to share one of his stories with you. He made them up on the spot to persuade me to eat my veggies, there is a whole series featuring cauliflower, cabbage, corn, you get the idea. This one is of course about beans....more
awww.. this is the cutest story. have you considered turning your grandfathers stories into a ...more

Cool beans

I know, about as exciting as unsalted paste. Don't despair, fellow gourmets, all is not lost. If you happen to like green beans you might as well skip this article. For the rest of us I am adding reasons why beans are a wonderful culinary marvel.Did you know that eating green beans regularly can significantly lower your cholesterol levels? They also provide excellent amounts of dietary fiber and are a good source of vitamin A and the B complex. They are rich in minerals like iron, calcium, potassium and manganese....more

Green Beans with Lemon Vinaigrette and Almonds

First, let me give you a little garden update. Take a look at the picture above. SUCCESS! I grew green beans! I was so excited when I was out in my garden this week and saw they were ready for picking. There’s just nothing more satisfying than growing your own food and feeding your family....more

Easy Green Beans

Green beans are a favorite side dish of mine for every holiday, season, and event.  It is a food that always makes an appearance in some form whether it is in a casserole, is steamed, or mixed with a vinaigrette.  This recipe is simple and easy, uses ingredients that I often already have in my fridge, and because it takes about 25 minutes to cook down on the stove, I can walk away and tend to other things while the green beans soak in some amazing flavor....more

Spicy Green Beans

This is a great way to dress up green beans but really it could be used on any veggie you’d like. I made this for Mike and his family and it was well received. With that said, I added too much of the chili flakes (see notes) and needless to say, we drank a lot of water that night! Really though, I choose to believe I was doing everyone a favour because A) water is good for you and B) spicy food speeds up your metabolism; enjoy!http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/spicy-green-beans/...more

Dressed Up Green Beans

Fresh and crisp; steamed and tossed with sauteed onions and garlic and almonds. A tasty side dish!http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/dressed-up-green-beans/...more

Green Bean Growing Newbie

I have a confession to make .... this is the first year I've ever grown green beans. I know, I know -- how can I call myself a gardener having never grown what is quite possibly the easiest vegetable to grow? ...more

Fresh Green Beans, straight from our garden to our table

It's Memorial Day and the garden is starting to come in already!  Today we picked our first batch of green beans.  Here's what we created with them:  http://threeheadedchef.blogspot.com/2013/05/fresh-green-beans-with-sesam... Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)http://threeheadedchef.blogspot.com/...more