Tag Archives: Shell beans

Hyacinth bean, potato, and kale soup; grilled, prosciutto-wrapped radicchio – 7 October 2018

We bought these cool-looking beans at the Saturday market 8 days ago, and have just gotten around to cooking them (they were in fine shape). They are called “Hyacinth beans” and are native to Africa, according to Wikipedia; but these … Continue reading

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Dinner at Musical Offering – 4 October 2018

We originally wanted to have dinner at Zellerbach’s before the concert there, but it seemed quite dicey, since the people taking reservations seemed not really to know anything about the dining situation. D called Musical Offering and made reservation there. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca; bruschette with tomatoes and basil, cranberry beans – 23 August 2018

We had decided to make bruschetta with the last of the cranberry beans, and moved a pizza back by a day since there was that nice Acme Italian that we kept out for lunch. Decided to add in bruschetta with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans and turnip greens; stuffed figs – 22 August 2018

D wanted to use some of the rest of the cooked cranberry beans in a pasta. On Tuesday, (yesterday) he had thought to look for something else to add to the dish that inspired him, but he got to looking … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, arugula, and pecorino romano; romano beans – 26 July 2013

D bought some cranberry shell beans at the Bowl on I think Wednesday. Yesterday I got home and found the shelled and in the fridge; today, I got home and found them in a pan, cooked to perfection. He boiled … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebobs; fresh shell beans; beet greens – 5 July 2013

I was going to make a polenta and shell beans, but it got too late for grilled polenta (which has to chill for 4 hours after an hour of prep and before grilling), so I moved that dinner to Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, and parsley; romano beans – 1 July 2013

D agreed to cook tonight since I didn’t know when I’d get home from work. He made a very tasty pasta, cooking mushrooms in olive oil, then adding the remaining cranberry beans and some of their garlic cloves from Friday, … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; fresh cranberry beans; green beans – 28 June 2013

Friday night, and I was expecting to be home late, but ended up home an hour early instead. D was going to cook, but ended up being late. We traded off, since I discovered there was still time to open … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; couscous; cranberry beans – 7 June 2014

I intended to make a broiled pizza tonight, but when I got home, it was obvious the dough had not risen enough. I looked in the fridge and noticed we still had cranberry beans from when I cooked them earlier … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and homemade Italian sausage – 14 July 2011

D bought a small batch of cranberry beans at the Bowl a couple of days ago, being worried they would disappear soon; and he cooked them today. At lunch, we shelled the beans, and he cooked them for maybe 20 … Continue reading

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Minestrone; dandelion green salad with anchovy dressing – 8 July 2011

Calling before he left work, D was wondering what we would have for dinner. Ten minutes later, he walked in the front door holding dandelion greens plucked from the front yard, and proceeded to make a wonderful meal. He defrosted … Continue reading

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Wheel pasta with tomato-basil sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans; cold asparagus with aioli – 27 June 2011

Well, I really had to use up last week’s tomato sauce, and the basil I bought for the eggplant-sandwich pizza the other day had wilted into a sad little bunch of lifeless leaves in one day, so I combined the … Continue reading

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Pseudo-cassoulet; braised mixed greens – 25 June 2011

D and I cooked this one together, though for the main dish, we were mostly using his ideas. It was time for a Christmas (a dinner worthy of his personally chosen ‘wine-of-the-month’ gift to me), and he wanted to pull … Continue reading

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