Monday, February 14, 2011

8: Soak

As part of our efforts to reduce our food costs, we buy dry beans and soak them at home. What seemed like a major inconvenience in the beginning as become part of our weekly routine. And, in honor of Valentine's Day, don't forget that beans are good for your heart!


  1. Don't you find they taste better, though? It's more work to soak beans, but you can't beat the cost and I enjoy the texture and flavor more.

    Love your blog, looking forward to a year of blue and you!

  2. I hadn't really considered that, but yes, they do taste better! And I appreciate being able to control the texture. I used to worry about smooshy beans, until one cookbook pragmatically suggested that pretty (firm) beans are not as enjoyable to eat (and digest) as softer beans.

    So glad you stopped by, Kat!