Regular trips to the farmer's market here in the Blairsville in the Georgia mountains has led me on a quest to learn more about beans of the world. Beans are some of the oldest cultivated plants. Since the beginning of time beans have sustained many cultures. A farmer friend was selling some calypso beans, originally from the Caribbean, so I purchased a few. Holding these beans I feel a kinship with another culture.
Apparently the calypso bean is another bean which when cooked looses it's sharp contrasting color. I won't be able to test this theory since I plan to plant these beans. While researching the calypso bean I found an heirloom bean company which carries many other beans and also many varieties of lentils and peas.
I slipped away from the pottery booth leaving Gary in charge to see what produce I might try this week. I got more purple beans and also half white runner beans, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and patty pan squash.
This time I cooked the purple beans with slivers of carrots, chopped tomatoes, and white and dark balsamic vinegar's. More and more I find myself leaning toward a more vegetarian diet. I can't seem to get enough fresh produce. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.