at the market on October 3rd
(subject to change)
All you Knead Baking Co.
Music: Fred Gillen Jr.
october 1, 2015
CRANBERRY BEANS AND PLUM CAKE: HELLO AUTUMN!
Wouldn’t you know it? Just when the barometer dips, Madura Farms bring cranberry beans and Morgiewicz brings leggy leeks to market – both great for hearty soups to help ward off those first fall chills. Cranberry beans, also known as borlotti beans in Italy and shell beans in New England have creamy white pods that are heavily dappled with wine-colored spots. Pretty as they are raw, these beans lose their color during cooking. By all means, cook them anyway! These beans add a lovely nutty flavor to any dish – the flavor of chestnut specifically. Here’s a simple recipe for sauteeing shelled cranberry beans with sage and garlic and lemon from lemonsandanchovies.com.
I couldn’t find a picture for you for Nina Planck’s fantastic recipe for cranberry bean and tomato stew from Food & Wine – but trust me, it’s a winner and perfect for this time of year. And, of course, how could I not include a recipe for cranberry bean pasta and fagioli soup.Read More