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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Snapping Beans


One of those mindless chores that's kind of fun....
and I think the snapping sound is a little addictive!


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    1. Definitely...the limp ones don't snap! haha.

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  2. Podding peas is fun too. And freshly prodded peas are better than any other peas.

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    1. I have never done that...but I do love the taste of fresh ones!

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    2. It's probably worth growing a few pea plants of you have the room (and better soil than we have in our N London garden) just to take advantage of the freshly picked fabulous sweetness.

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  3. Umm, those look so fresh. The snap is definitely satisfying.

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  4. I enjoy that sound too. Haven't had green beans in ages. Must buy some and snap to it!

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    1. We love them...yes, put it on your grocery list! Yum!

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  5. I agree... Your beans looks very fresh. Now, how did you cook them? Sauteed, steamed or something else? Love the close-up....great photography!

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    1. I cook them in salted boiling water just a few minutes...we like them tender crisp, not limp. Then a little kosher salt on them...that's it! Yum!

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    2. That's a very 'northern' way of cooking them, I'm guessing.....no slow cook with ham/bacon until mushy. haha...

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    3. Oh, but those mushy beans taste so good. The older generation tend to cook their's with the bacon til mushy. We actually like them steamed the best. But your way sounds really good, too.

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    4. My way actually tastes exactly the same as steaming...it's just a little faster to do. I don't mind the mushy ones, really..I've had them a few times. :)

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  6. That snapping sound can be fun
    Orlin hears it and he does run

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    1. Throw him a bean and let him play soccer.
      Unless he would be scared and let out a holler,
      haha.

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    2. haha the dog there would eat it
      And he'd run from her a bit

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    3. Is this after he bites the tail
      and the dog lets out a wail?

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    4. The tail one runs away
      Not liking the biting display
      Orlin is proud
      Until the big mutt joins the crowd

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    5. Always another pet
      to keep the ego in check.
      Wanting to go home
      where he rules all that roam.

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  7. Almost as addictive as eating them . . . ..I just love beans . . . :)

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    1. I just 'bung' them in the steamer and let them sizzle and then swoop on them . . . they stand no chance . . . lol

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  8. Love green beans....and yellow beans...would love to grow them!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I grew sugar snap peas for a few years....so delish!
      I should do it again next year...it's been a while!

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  9. Snap! Snap!! That's almost as bad as popping that bubble wrap!!

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    1. Oh, you're one of those people? haha....Do you snap your chewing gum, too? lol...

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    2. Sometimes I do, yes! What's your point? LOL

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    1. I thought so, too....ready for a photo shoot!

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  11. Used to snap green beans on my grandma's front porch. Newspaper covering the lap with a pile of green beans to work on.....and more waiting in a five gallon bucket. Good memories.

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    1. That's a lot of beans! All ready for canning, I'm guessing....

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  12. Oh my..green beans, I love 'em! They must go on my grocery list.

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    1. They've been looking really nice at our grocery lately!

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  13. Good morning Betsy, snapping beans I did not know we call them that ... Funny name, we love them here and yes, choping the ends feels like never ending story sometimes :-) I love the how the garden girl smiles in every season (jumping back to your previous post as I had no time to comment. After one week of mid term break I seem not be able to get into the swing of things especially the early mornings which would bring me to your Thankful list and I would put a COFFEE on it! :-) happy day!

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    1. We don't call them that, I was saying 'snapping beans' as an activity. I've used a knife on occasion, too, when I'm in a hurry!

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    2. Lol and LOL! thanks for correcting me I would look like a fool telling people how I love to eat the snapping beans ... haha ...
      I told you I am not in the swing of things just yet and when I saw 'snapping' bean at 5.20 am ... well ... happy day!

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  14. Hi Betsy - it's the kind of chore that gives us a little time to think, while doing one of the many things women tend to do ... I love the fresh summer veg .. cheers Hilary

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  15. :0)
    Takes me home again and back to Grandma's all at the same time.
    Love fresh green beans!
    We had a dachshund when we were little girls who would pick her own beans. When we went to pick there were often half eaten ones because Katie had been down the row.

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  16. My daughter would say, "Oh, snap". I think that is a good thing. I don't know if green beans are one of those super foods but the should be.

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    1. I've heard that expression before...love it!

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  17. I love Green Beans! And, Green Beans straight from the garden are even better! =)
    Have a great day!

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