Note: Many of these recipes are in my Khadi Recipe Journal, begun about 6 months into the pandemic. Not all recipes here are bean recipes, but many many are!
I’m a fanatic… heirloom beans are the best things! Why did I wait until the pandemic to try Rancho Gordo’s heirloom beans?
Others grow and sell beans… The farmers markets have them, and they look a little funny sometimes, (fava beans still in the pods).
Thankfully, you can get them from Rancho Gordo through mail order, and they are the best beans in the world!
** Sometimes you have to wait for new beans, but this means they are fresh! Give them your email and they tell you when a fresh crop is up! **
BTW, now that I have become a bean fanatic (before I simply I liked them but was not a fanatic) I know a Great Truth: Only when you are looking for good beans will you be able to see good beans!
I published Pandemic Recipes: At the Beginning, A Prayer at the beginning of Covid. I always have my journal open when cooking; I make notes and sketch while things are simmering and bubbling along. Having a journal waiting for me allows me to be ready for the time when I have it, and I don’t have a lot of time.
This page links you to my recipes and musings about food and cooking and of course, my journey of falling in love with beans. I’m not a pro, just enthusiastic and like to make art about what I am enthusiastic about.
Always organic or non-GMO, humanely raised. It matters!
The other day I added a chopped sweet potato to this mix in the last 45 minutes.
Sweetened it in a good way, another option.
My only failure, but I learned a lot… mostly that soaking Rancho Gordo beans really speeds up their cooking time and so my beans didn’t have time to cook their
pot liquor down. They were still good because I served them in different ways.
These beans smelled like fresh grass when I opened the bag. Now I am smelling ALL my bags — but so far none have smelled like these! Heaven in a bag!
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“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
©D. Katie Powell.
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