Wednesday, 10 October 2018

That's The Borlotti



It's that time of year again.  The beans are mature but not properly dried out.  I use a couple of string shopping bags and suspend them from the clothes airer/pulley in the kitchen.  Everyone bumps their heads as they pass by and curses them, but at least in doing so they are ensuring good air circulation...
Borlotti Lingua di Fuoco

...until the beans start falling out of the dried pods and they are ready to be hulled.

Tongues of Fire - also known as Cranberry Beans

The ones on the left are the earlier drier pods.



That's the whole crop - one wigwam's worth.  After drying they will store indefinitely (well nearly) and I will be able to use the same system to dry the Canadian Wonder beans.



6 comments:

  1. If we hung bags of beans in our kitchen we wouldn’t have room to get in.

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    1. Time to utilise your summerhouse?

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  2. Haha, we have onions in the greenhouse causing us the same problem! I look forward to seeing how you use the beans Mal

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    1. Sadly our onions are all but gone already.

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  3. They look interesting. I'm sure a good head butt every now and them helps shake them loose!

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    1. It's what I call "the bodger on the bonce": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi7y3SO4BFU

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