Monday, April 23, 2007

Ready to cook

And cook them I did. My mom used to cook beans with a ham bone...as I am a vegetarian I do not use meat with much of anything. So I just added some spices and we ate them. But I found that these lovely little beans caused me much flatulants! I think this is how you spell it. So I told my husband...no more for me. I will now only cook them when I am cooking for the family or to take elsewhere. They do look so beautiful and innocent in this crock, huh?
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3 comments:

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Hi ~ I just found your blog thru MJF board. I think I read somewhere that if you soak the beans overnight and then rinse them before cooking ~ it reduces the gas :) Might be worth a try, as they are so tasty (and purty in that picture!).

Homestead Mercantile said...

These babies did soak overnight...but that did not help. I did notice that if I had a small portion it was fine...so there it is! Small portions, knucklehead!

Judy said...

Pamela, I saw you at Auntie's but didn't connect that you were Pamela from MJF...oh well! The other thing you can do with your beans is to do what Wisconsin crunchy mama said and soak them then rinse them, and then add some baking soda to the water that you cook them in. I don't know how much exactly, I just go by how many beans I'm cooking - I would say f you start with a pound of beans, maybe use a half teaspoon of baking soda. It seems to help. Good luck - those beans look yummy! Are you from California? I moved to Spokane from San Diego in Oct. 2004. I love it up here!