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Beans, beans and more beans….

August 11, 2008

We’ve had something of a bumper crop of runner beans this year and they’re still going strong. I’ve served them as an accompaniment to most of our meals, have thrown handfuls into whatever casserole or pasta dish I happen to be cooking and have filled the freezer with them. On the weekend, desperate for something new to try, I made this:

Its runner bean pickle made using a recipe from the WI book of Jams, Pickles and Chutneys by Midge Thomas and is a lovely, simple recipe which made two 0.5l kilner jars of pickle. Obviously, I haven’t tasted the matured pickle yet, but even straight from the pan is tasted pretty darn good! If you don’t have the book, however, you might want to try this recipe for Spiced Runner Bean Pickle instead. Oh, and if anyone has some inspired ideas about what to do with lots of runner beans, do let me know!

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  1. thegardensmallholder permalink
    September 20, 2008 11:50 am

    Our runners were a disaster! After expecting to have more beans than we could consume it was a bit of a let down. Oh well there is always next year!

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