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Old 11-24-2023, 06:43 PM
 
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I used to grow purple beans and gave some to a neighbor. She later told me she loved the purple green beans!

It's best to steam the purple ones because the color really washes out if they're boiled.
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Old 11-24-2023, 07:27 PM
 
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I used to grow green beans & wax beans. Both ends were hard, so I cut them off & also cut the beans in half. I used a kitchen scissors. Snip. Snip. Snip. Forever.
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Old 11-25-2023, 12:38 AM
 
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Not just for aesthetics, those ends are nasty. And cut the beans while you are at, why leave that for your guests.
I have never known any cook that does NOT trim the ends.
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Old 11-25-2023, 06:40 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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When I was a kid many, many moons ago our garden had 'snap' beans and 'shell' beans because that's what we did. Some beans were shelled and some were snapped. We always left the tail end on the snap beans. As an adult I rarely buy fresh whole beans because I loathe the memory of those endless hours of picking, shelling, and snapping!
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Old 11-25-2023, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Why not both?
I think so you can pick it up by the untrimmed end and eat it with two fingers.
That's part of the joy.
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Old 11-25-2023, 07:50 AM
 
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A bit off-topic, but does anyone know where to find pole beans? We always used to have them for Thanksgiving, but we haven't been able to find them for about 5-10 years now. The produce manager said they came from Kentucky, but that was years ago.
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Old 11-25-2023, 01:06 PM
 
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I have never known any cook that does NOT trim the ends.
They are out there and unaware.
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Old 11-27-2023, 12:36 PM
 
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They are out there and unaware.
My husband does not think to do it but he didn't grow up stringing the homegrown half runners in the back yard under the catalpa tree like I did.
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