winter has finally arrived as we know it. this morning was proof-positive.
after running several errands, my walk landed me at my local fruit and vegetable store where i picked up my one of my favourite vegetables — the snake bean, aptly name for its appearance. an asian vegetable, somewhat related to the green bean, it is also called the yardlong bean or the asparagus bean in english.
there are a quite a few different kinds of this snakey green creature, too. i've only seen my local grocer's sort, as shown in my picture.
this bean can be prepared in a variety of ways. i haven't decided what i want to do with them yet though some of these sound like options. knowing myself, i'll probably rely on one of my standard preparations for it. details to come in a few days.
sounded good, were:
- brian young's stir-fried longbeans [vegetarian]
- salad of haloumi cheese, snakebeans & oven roasted tomatoes [dairy]
- beef & snakebeans with vermicelli noodles [meat]
here is a step-by-step from about.com for chinese green beans. looked good also :)