Kicking it up a Notch With Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). They share their species with green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, Great Northern beans, black turtle beans, cranberry and borlotti beans, flageolet beans, pea beans, pink beans, other white beans, and yellow beans. These beans, along with corn (maize), and squash were the “three sisters” of Native American cuisine. Common beans share the genus Phaseolus with tepary beans, […]

Warming up With Great Northern Beans

Great Northern beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). They share their species with green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, kidney beans, black turtle beans, cranberry and borlotti beans, flageolet beans, pea beans, pink beans, other white beans, and yellow beans. These beans, along with corn (maize), and squash were the “three sisters” of Native American cuisine. Common beans share the genus Phaseolus with […]

Passing Down Heirloom Beans

An heirloom plant is a varietal that has not been used in the modern large scale farm production, but rather passed down through family or farm from an earlier period in time. Heirloom beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). They share their species with green snap beans, pinto beans, Great Northern beans, kidney […]

Powering Your Body With Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). They share their species with green snap beans, heirloom beans, Great Northern beans, kidney beans, black turtle beans, navy beans, cranberry and borlotti beans, flageolet beans,  pea beans, pink beans, and yellow beans. These beans, along with corn (maize), and squash were the “three sisters” of Native American cuisine. Common beans share the genus Phaseolus […]

Snapping Green Beans

Green beans are also known as string beans, snap beans (in the northeastern and western United States), ejotes (in Mexico), haricots verts (in French), French beans, French green beans, French filet beans, or fine beans (in British English) They are the unripe fruit of various cultivars of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that have been selected especially for […]