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Butter Beans and Rice

Ah, the butter bean.  Strange blue creature from my neck of the woods.  Wait, blue?  Yes.  What we in the south call “butter beans” (phaseolus lunatus) are actually a variant of the lima bean (phaseolus limensis).  Francine did a lovely cassoulet with lima beans last winter and it reminded me of the chest freezer full […]

Winter Warm-up: Smokey Split Pea Soup

It’s Winter. It’s cold. Heck, even Jason was snowed on in South Carolina. That means it’s time to roll out the soups. I’m often astounded at how little I know about soup making. I have, perhaps, four stand-by soups. Chicken (naturally), Lentil, Navy Bean, and Split Pea. For a person that cooks ALL the time […]

Ole! Lima Bean Cassoulet

The lima bean, (phaseolus lunatus), a greatly maligned and often overlooked legume, is coming back to the dinner table. Sometimes also called “butter beans” because of their buttery texture, lima beans are high in fiber, protein, manganese, folate, potassium, iron and copper. Beans and grains are becoming more and more of a household staple for […]

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