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ooooh! Those are so pretty!


Holy cow, I wasn't expecting anything quite so literal! Yin Yang Beans, indeed! I've never seen such a thing - can you give me an example of how you might cook them?


I've never actually cooked them before.......

I would boil them in water to keep their markings. Probably with bucket loads of garlic. Then scarf them!

I also found this recipe (they are also called calypso beans): From http://www.hornplanet.com/

1 lb. dried calypso beans (black beans may be substituted)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium-large onion chopped (1 cup or more)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons ground, dried red chilies
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
6 cups chicken stock
1 12 oz. bottle Mexican beer (Corona or Dos Equis)
1 disc of Ibarra Mexican chocolate

Rinse beans. Rehydrate beans by soaking them overnight; or cover with water, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let them sit for an hour. Drain and rinse. In large stock pot, sauté onion, pepper and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes. To sautéed mixture, add drained beans, spices, chicken stock, and beer, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add chocolate, then simmer until beans are tender, about two hours, stirring gently every 20-30 minutes. When beans are done to your liking, add salt to taste (if needed).

Serve with Mexican rice, and your favorite fresh salsa or pico de gallo, as the perfect accompaniment to fajitas, grilled chicken or fish. A little grated cheese sprinkled on top of the beans in the serving bowl makes a nice garnish.

Where did you get those beans? They are cute, but I think you painted them. Yeah, just to pull one over on us. Yeah.

Miss Arrogant

Interesting beans. Great new design on blog!


Mmmmm, those do sound good!


Are those funny looking? lol Glad your garden is doing so nicely!

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