These purple string beans are so cool! At Town Mouse House, here is one of the vines climbing past my little trellis up to the porch light:
The beans turn green when cooked – but I’ve actually been chopping them up and putting them into salads a lot. The color is so pretty. The last salad I made contained cucumbers, beans, carrots, chives, parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. It was a real treat. It was even better on the second day!
At the Country Mouse House Garden, I deliberately planted beans that had very pretty flowers this year. One kind is the “Painted Lady” variety, which has a red and white flower.
Here is the flower of the purple, Trionfo Violetto, bean:
My friend once canned pickled string beans. I may try that this year. Anyone have bean recipes?
Have a yummy day!