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Comment by Daniel W on June 17, 2017 at 1:04pm


Colorful beans!
I seem to like the reality of means more than the actuality.  I like eating them.  For some reason, I never seem to get over the hurdle of preparing them.  I need to change that.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 17, 2017 at 7:00am

Neat photo, Spud. Wish it wasn't too hot for soups this time of year. I'm into salads now.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2017 at 2:43am

Those are indeed beautiful beans.  Which reminds me that I love bean soups.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 16, 2017 at 6:34am

I thought these multicolored beans were beautiful.  I got the picture from WebMD, which I've since discovered is not always scientific or unbiased, so I don't recommend them.

Comment by Daniel W on June 7, 2017 at 9:41pm

Spud, I haven't thought about it much, but you are right about stir-frying vegetables having better flavor and texture.  I don't think I  would eat them any more from microwave.  Except corn on the cob.  That works pretty well.  Although, that's not actually a veggie, it's a grain :-)

Comment by Lilac on June 7, 2017 at 1:35pm

I never microwave vegetables. They taste awful to me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 7, 2017 at 9:13am

I think the microwaving of veggies is going to drop dramatically.  Probably near zero.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 7, 2017 at 9:11am

Just finished my breakfast of stir-fried veggies in my 12-inch cast iron skillet, and they taste great.

I don't remember stir-frying vegetables before, but since I've started eating more of them, a week or so ago, I put quite a few frozen packages of mixed veggies in my shopping cart, one of which was labeled asian stir-fry.  I stir-fried it and the flavor was much better than the veggies I'd been steaming in the microwave.

I think the taste improvement is due to the browning of the sugars, or Maillard reaction.  

Comment by Daniel W on June 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Michael, Im sold on cast iron skillets too.  I have found several very old ones at estate sales, cleaned them up  and now they are my everyday skillets and sometimes baking pans.  For frying I do use a nonstick spray, and when done cooking I wipe them with canola oil.

Comment by Michael Penn on June 1, 2017 at 6:01pm

Sounds yummy. I'm still having a love affair with my 10 inch cast iron skillet. I got mine at Dollar General at $6.50 and they are a bit higher at the Walton place. Properly tempered these are non-stick, easy to clean up, and should last a lifetime. Temper them at 350 for an hour with an oil coating on them. When you clean them always add a light oil coating again. I clean mine is less than 5 minutes.


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