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    phaeton Guest

    Default Dark greens and Beans in the same pot

    Dumb question, I know, but has anyone ever simmered dark greens and
    beans in the same pot before?

    I ask because once upon a time I did such a thing with spinach and
    pinto beans (with a hamhock and a chopped onion). The pintos were
    from dry beans and the spinach was from fresh frozen. To my chagrin
    and dismay, the result tasted oh-so-strongly of hot plastic. I had
    done the same thing dozens of times before (and since) sans the
    spinach and it had been fine, so I had fingered it as the culprit.

    Does that sound right, or more like some one-off freak occurrence?

    I ask because dark greens in with beans sounds good to me still. I
    know I could just "try it again" with collards or spinach, but I hate
    wasting food. So I ask.

    Thanks in advance.

    If anyone has a recipe or knows the name of a dish or stew that
    incorporates these things, please let me know.

    -J

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Dark greens and Beans in the same pot

    On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 22:15:12 -0800 (PST), phaeton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >If anyone has a recipe or knows the name of a dish or stew that
    >incorporates these things, please let me know.


    I like this one:
    http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "phaeton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dumb question, I know, but has anyone ever simmered dark greens and
    > beans in the same pot before?
    >
    > I ask because once upon a time I did such a thing with spinach and
    > pinto beans (with a hamhock and a chopped onion). The pintos were
    > from dry beans and the spinach was from fresh frozen. To my chagrin
    > and dismay, the result tasted oh-so-strongly of hot plastic. I had
    > done the same thing dozens of times before (and since) sans the
    > spinach and it had been fine, so I had fingered it as the culprit.
    >
    > Does that sound right, or more like some one-off freak occurrence?
    >
    > I ask because dark greens in with beans sounds good to me still. I
    > know I could just "try it again" with collards or spinach, but I hate
    > wasting food. So I ask.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > If anyone has a recipe or knows the name of a dish or stew that
    > incorporates these things, please let me know.


    I have put both together in a soup. I cook the beans first. And I use
    fresh (not frozen) spinach which I add either in young leaves or chopped
    larger ones only during the last maybe 2 to 3 minutes (if that) of cooking.
    Fresh spinach, IMO only needs to be heated through. Not cooked to death.

    There is a soup of kale and beans. I've never made it. But try looking for
    the recipe. I think it might be Portugese.



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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:49:04 -0800, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 22:15:12 -0800 (PST), phaeton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >If anyone has a recipe or knows the name of a dish or stew that
    > >incorporates these things, please let me know.

    >
    > I like this one:
    > http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens
    >

    I've made that (don't follow recipes to a T most of the time) but
    everyone I served loved it.


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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 22:15:12 -0800 (PST), phaeton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>If anyone has a recipe or knows the name of a dish or stew that
    >>incorporates these things, please let me know.

    >
    > I like this one:
    > http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens


    Christine, thank you for this! It is a wonderful resource)



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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:22:38 -0000, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> I like this one:
    >> http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens

    >
    >Christine, thank you for this! It is a wonderful resource)


    You mean, Cookstr? I love it...

    Ophelia, email me offlist. My email isn't munged....

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:22:38 -0000, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    >>> I like this one:
    >>> http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens

    >>
    >>Christine, thank you for this! It is a wonderful resource)

    >
    > You mean, Cookstr? I love it...
    >
    > Ophelia, email me offlist. My email isn't munged....


    Sure, but neither is mine)

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    phaeton Guest

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    On Dec 10, 12:49*am, Christine Dabney <artis...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

    >
    > I like this one:http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/pasta...ans-and-greens
    >
    > Christine
    > --http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com


    Thanks!

    That looks great! I've never seen cranberry beans before. I'll have
    to try to hunt some down. In the meantime, I may give this one a shot
    with regular (read: readily available) beans.

    -J

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