All Hail the Legume

Respect to the Bean

I recently had a request for information about beans. I think actually it was more a request about how to cook dried beans than these sorts of facts! For details on soaking beans check out this recipe for refried beans. In the meantime let your mind be titillated with these bizarre bits about beans.

Legume family: Fabaceae (or Leguminosae). The third largest family among the flowering plants (after the orchid and daisy families), and second most important to the human diet, after the grasses.

Gotta Grow GARLIC!!!!

Gotta Grow GARLIC!!!!

Extra Pungent and Powerful... "It is truth, garlic gives man youth." --cry of 5th century Greek garlic street hawkers Allium sativum has been called many things from bountiful bulb to poor man's treacle Liliaceae: Lily Family. The other members of this family-the onion and leek, also cont ...