Purple Beans

Purple Beans

Purple Beans

Aren’t these just the cutest things? I have to admit, I do love beans, but only the kind that begin w/”B.”

Until now, my favorites were yellow wax beans, which we also are growing. And the haricots verts may be taking over the world. So far, I’ve picked & frozen (and trimmed & blanched) about 6 qts.

But these little guys are so darned cute~ and the vines & flowers are purple, too. I’m told that if cooked w/an acid (vinegar or lemon juice) they stay purple. Otherwise, they turn green when cooked. Where’s the fun in that?

So I picked about a quart tonight, and also did some weeding in the yellow wax beans. (I plan to enter the next Olympics in the chickweed toss event.)

Anyway, I can hardly wait to eat purple beans. And maybe try them out in a 3-bean salad.

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