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OK, so, on this account I *will* be posting about food and soft drinks, and boosting toots about food and soft drinks, mostly without CW.

It's a food-dedicated instance.

I will definitely not be offended if you need to mute or block this account as a result!

(I'll still CW for alcohol, and I won't boost my un-CW'd food toots from my alt accounts.)

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I know broad beans are: only eat pods when very young, best for their beans but the individual beans need peeling when older, can be dried instead.

I know soya beans can be eaten fresh or dried, and the pods are kinda hairy.

I get utterly confused about the others.

I am confused about beans.

I'm fine with uses of the dried ones.

Fresh ones, though, confuse me, especially when I grow them. Are runner beans and string beans the same or different? How do they differ from French beans? All of these climb, unless they are dwarf varieties, so what are "climbing beans"? What are fava beans?

And how do I eat each kind? String beans need strings removed, but beyond that I never know whether we're supposed to eat the pods or just the innards.

@applecandy I hope it went well today and you have a good recovery.

Made cornbread. Pretty tasty. I forgot salt but that's OK if you slather it with butter.

The beans and rice and barley wouldn't all fit with the other ingredients in the Instant Pot so I had to keep some back, I have kindof trashed the kitchen, oops. And I'm up past my bedtime.

The Instant Pot booklet lied about how long kidney beans take, so this is taking a little longer.

Past Me thought cornbread would be a good idea but I'm honestly not sure I can be bothered, unless I can find a very very easy recipe.

...no peppers in the house

Do I want to put real shoes on and walk to the corner shop for peppers?

I think I will, they do make chilli nicer.

Making chilli in the instant pot tonight. Lovely to cook beans from dry without having to soak them first!

If you're reducing or omitting meat from a chilli recipe, substituting some short-grain rice and pearl or pot barley instead of trying to replace it all with beans leads to a more pleasant texture, in my opinion, than All The Beans.

Sometimes I lack the brain and energy to cook "properly". The frozen veg really help with that.

Slow start today. Back unhappy and painful. Spouse not here to bring me crumpets. "Brunch" is one of those Batchelor's instant pasta packets, with frozen peas and mushrooms added.

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My French tarragon cuttings arrived today and I'm really pleased, I ordered loads because I thought they might be dodgy dry sticks but they are proper plugs that have roots.

Almost root-bound though, so I'll have to deal with them quickly.

Breakfast:
smoothie with frozen blueberries, frozen spinach, a bananananana, whey powder, milk, cinnamon and cocoa powder.

It's not that warm today and I may come to regret not starting with porridge...

counting fruit and veg portions (was: rant etc) Show more

rant about cookbook and health cookery and dietary science in general, thread Show more

rant about cookbook and health cookery and dietary science in general, thread Show more

rant about cookbook and health cookery and dietary science in general, thread Show more

rant about cookbook and health cookery and dietary science in general, thread Show more

rant about cookbook and health cookery and dietary science in general, thread Show more

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