|Our prolific Blue Lake pole beans|
While I will eat green beans raw, I definitely prefer the flavor of cooked green beans. So far I find that I like the flavor of the raw lacto-fermented beans better than raw green beans and about the same as I like the cooked green beans. We'll see if that opinion holds up after the beans have lacto-fermented for another month or so. I haven't yet tried cooking the lacto-fermented beans, but I'm optimistic that I will like them. I'm sure any vegetable can be improved with the addition of bacon but I'm thinking the lacto-fermented green beans might be able to stand on their own. I'm optimistic enough that I did another gallon of beans this evening.
|Lacto-fermented green beans at 12 days|
|I'm glad I don't have to can all of these green beans every three days.|
I picked an ear of my indian corn this afternoon as a test to see how well it is drying down. It is starting to taste starchy, but it isn't close to where I would like it to be. If doesn't dry down significantly within the next two weeks I will probably have to pick it anyway and let it dry over the floor vents up in the loft. It all depends on when the rains start.