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Meet Your Food: Lima Beans
Nutrition History Preparation Storage
Lima beans Although lima beans have been To shorten their cooking time and make them easier to digest, Store dried
are a very cultivated in Peru for more than lima beans should be presoaked (presoaking has been found lima beans
good 7,000 years, historians are unsure to reduce the raffinose-type oligosaccharides, sugars in an airtight
source of whether they originated there or in associated with causing flatulence.) Soak the beans in water container in
dietary fiber Guatemala. Soon after Columbus' for eight hours or overnight, placing the pan in the refrigerator a cool, dry
and discovery of America, Spanish so that the beans will not ferment. Before cooking the beans and dark
manganese explorers noticed different varieties drain the soaking liquid and rinse the beans with clean water. place where
. One cup of of lima beans growing throughout To cook lima beans, place them in a pot and add three cups of they will
cooked lima the South America, Central fresh water or broth for each cup of dried beans. The liquid keep for up
beans America and the Caribbean. They should be about one to two inches above the top of the beans. to six
provides 13 introduced them to Europe and Bring the beans to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, partially months.
grams of Asia, while the Portuguese covering the pot. Lima beans generally take about 45 minutes Cooked
fiber. Lima explorers introduced lima beans to become tender when cooking this way. Lima beans may lima beans
beans are into Africa. Since lima beans can produce a lot of foam during cooking. Simply skim any foam off are very
good withstand humid tropical weather during the first half hour or so of the simmering process. Mix perishable,
sources of better than most beans, they have puréed lima beans with chopped garlic and your favorite fresh they will
folate, become an important crop in areas herbs. Use this spread as a sandwich filling or a dip for crudité. only keep
protein, of Africa and Asia. Lima beans The heartiness of lima beans make them a great soup bean, fresh for
potassium, were introduced into the United especially when added to a soup that features root vegetables one day
iron, States in the 19th century with the such as carrots, turnips, beets, and/or rutabagas. For a twist even if
copper, majority of domestic commercial on the traditional native American dish succotash, make lima placed in a
phosphorus production centered in California bean burritos. Fill corn tortillas with lima beans and corn covered
, kernels, and then top with chopped tomatoes, avocado and container in
magnesium scallions. Blend cooked lima beans and sweet potatoes the
and thiamin. together. Serve this tasty dish on a plate accompanied by your refrigerator.
favorite grain and fresh vegetable.
Casey’s Better than Chickpea Lima Bean Hummus
3 cloves garlic 1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup water
2 cups cooked lima beans ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed puree)
Juice of 1 lemon Tahini can be found in health food store
Blend garlic and olive oil in food
processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process, slowly adding the
water. Add more water or oil if you want a creamier hummus.
Experiment with flavors by adding cilantro, avocado, black beans,
jalapenos or chipotles or basil or roasted red peppers.
www.jointhefarm.com CSA Newsletter
email@example.com Week of June 21st, 2010
What’s In Your Box
You will most likely find these items in
Meet Your Farm:
your box this week: It is a bittersweet time on the farm. Our interns are finishing
Green Snap Beans up their experience on the farm while new interns are being
Royal Burgundy Snap Beans interviewed for next year on the farm. So many incredible
Hass avocados Sugar Snap Peas moments and seasons of life, relationship, hard work, and
Lacinato Kale Green or purple Cabbage love have gone into this past year on the farm. Harvesting
Basil Pink Beauty Radishes our first crop-radishes, of course! Packing our first round of
Swiss Chard Romaine Lettuce CSA boxes-we hope to see those original subscribers at the
Imperator Carrots Ruby Lettuce
farm this Sunday! Flying to Mariposa together with Paul in his
Candy Striped Beets Geode Squash
Turnips Siberian Kale
airplane! Painting faces, carving pumpkins, and touring
French Breakfast Radishes chickens with children at our Dia de Los Muertos/Harvest party!
Not sure what an item in your box is? Honoring farmworkers at our inter-faith Thanksgiving service
Check our website (under Join the Farm! and potluck! Getting to know all our awesome subscribers-
CSA-VEGGIE INFO) for pictures, you’ve opened your homes to our vegetables, shared your
nutritional info, preparation suggestions, recipes and vegetable stories, and have become members of
history, and storage ideas for all produce our farm family, some of you have even shared in farm work!
in your box. We hope you will come and celebrate these moments and
seasons this Sunday, June 27th at the farmhouse!
F This Sunday, starting at 5:30 pm, we will close the year the
Please bring your empty crates to same way we started-with a liturgical service in the
your pick up site or drop them off farmhouse living room. At 7:00 we will be serving a Santa
at farmer’s markets (we are Maria style BBQ with grilled meat, beans, rice, and salad.
running low!). You absolutely don’t want to miss Farmer Paul DeBusschere’s
2nd place winning Lima Bean Chili! The farm will be providing
Drop off your extra rubber bands with all the food, just bring whatever you’d like to drink. We will be
your empty crates. We will use them to enjoying our BBQ picnic style with the accompaniment of live
bunch your veggies. music! So come for both the service and BBQ or one or the
other! All are welcome! Don’t miss this special event.
Sunday June 27 5:30 pm service, 7pm BBQ The interns will be writing their goodbyes on the blog this
Come on over to the farm house to celebrate the week. Check out each intern’s post at
end of the spring season, welcome in the http://abundanttableorganicfarming.blogspot.com/
summer season, and say goodbye to the five
Abundant Table Farm Project interns. Enjoy live You’ll find dried lima beans in your box this week! These
music and vegetable and meat BBQ! cleaned, washed, organic limas are from Paul’s crop last
Every Sunday at 5:30pm fall. They were grown not too far from our growing grounds.
Join us for The Abundant Table worship and
We cook them and throw them into everything in our kitchen.
dinner at the Farm House! We share liturgy We especially love them in Casey’s AMAZING lima bean
and break bread. Food for the soul and then hummus-see recipe on back! Farmer Paul also has an award
a potluck style dinner! All are welcome. winning lima bean chili recipe. You can find the recipe under
recipes on our website, or come out Sunday and taste it from
Every Monday at 5:30pm
Community yoga at the Farm House.
Meet Your Farmers: Stop by your local farmer’s market!
Come visit us at your local farmer’s market!
Wednesday: mid-town Ventura, 9am-1pm, Pacific View Mall
Thursday: Thousand Oaks, 1:30-6:30pm, The Oaks Mall
Saturday: old town Camarillo, 8am-12pm, 2220 Ventura Blvd