Tag Archives: beans

september garden

September: Pick Now!

So, I stand with one foot in each season, my well-worn flip flops and a bowl of salsa in one hand and my new stacked heeled boots and kabocha squash soup in the other.

bean dip

Val’s Bean Dip

This bean dip recipe is basically my variation of refried beans — it makes good use of whatever beans we have left over from the night before, and it’s delicious!

platter of beans and dip

Farmers Market Find: Dragon Tongue Beans

I wait for these beans every year to add their crazy color and awesome crunch to my early summer veggie platters. This year, back in March, I decided to plant some myself.


Santa Barbara-Style Black-Eyed Peas

I always make black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. The lore is that eating these beans on the first day of January will bring a year filled with luck and prosperity. Who couldn’t use a little bit of that these days? This dish is total comfort food, as in comfort for the inebriated daze that […]

Rancho Gordo beans cooking

Steve Sando, New World Bean Guru

Heirloom beans taste far, far better than the rest of the beans out there. I know, I know, how much difference can there be from one dried bean to another, right? Place an order and try for yourself, then write me a little thank you note.