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Hey, I checked out Dafy's cooking link! (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: digit on 02.05.2008 at 08:22 pm in Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum

How 'bout this from Dafy's cooking link!! I'll try this tomorrow for some navy bean soup:

* Posted by grainlady (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 1, 08 at 11:53

Cooking Beans In a Thermos

Choose a quality thermos, such as a Stanley. Plastic, lunch box type thermos bottles are not adequate for the task.

To make 2 c. "cooked" beans, soak 2/3 c. dry beans in water for 6-8 hours (or overnight).

After the beans have soaked and you are ready to "cook" them, prepare your thermos by filling it with hot tap water and placing the lid on it to heat the thermos (this step is a MUST!). Set aside. Bring water to a boil. Drain the hot tap water from the thermos, add the soaked and drained beans. Add enough boiling water to fill the thermos. Secure the top. Shake gently once or twice, then lay the thermos on it's side (this step is a MUST!). Another gentle shake to make sure they are evenly distributed. Leave overnight (or all day - depending on when you start them). Check after 4-6 hours (depending on the type of bean you are using) to see if the beans are done. If not, drain the liquid and add boiling water again and allow to sit for another hour or two.

Another source says:
If cooking grains, use two parts water to one part grain - 2:1 water to grain ratio.

If cooking legumes, use three parts water to one-part beans, lentils, etc. - 3:1 ratio.

Take care not to add too much because the beans/grains expand and won't have enough room for proper cooking.



clipped on: 05.05.2012 at 01:44 pm    last updated on: 05.05.2012 at 01:44 pm

Pictures! - July 2009 Tomatoes

posted by: jeroldrburrow on 07.01.2009 at 11:12 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

Thought I'd share some pictures. This year, I'm growing the following varieties:

Black Ethiopian
Hawaiian Pineapple
Super Sioux
Lemon Boy
Golden Sweet
Marianna's Peace
Mortgage Lifter
Yellow Pear
Unknown Red Cherry
Rosso Bruno F3

Lemon Boy - Liked it last year for taste and productivity

From Garden 2009

Golden Sweet - First time growing it. It's a HUGE plant. I stacked two 5-foot CRW cages and it's almost reached the top!

From Garden 2009

Facing East - Golden Sweet at back left and Sungold back right.

From Garden 2009


From Garden 2009

Marianna's Peace - First year growing. Good production for me... can't wait to try one.

From Garden 2009

Super Sioux - First year growing. Very impressed with production... hope it tastes as good as it sets fruit.

From Garden 2009

Yellow Pear - It's been a volunteer in my garden for three years now... I initially chucked it into the compost, then felt bad for it and pulled it out three days later. It's now happy in a self-watering Home Depot bucket.

From Garden 2009

Rosso Bruno F3 - Also called Kumato. I bought a tomato from the grocery store last year and grew the seeds for fun. The F2 fruit tasted good so I saved those seeds for this year. I'm happy to see that they set fruit quite well... second place behind Super Sioux in my garden. Not a very tall plant, however.

From Garden 2009

Rosso Bruno

From Garden 2009

Rosso Bruno

From Garden 2009

I can't wait for ripe tomatoes... the anticipation is tough to deal with. I'll be sure to take some 'harvest' photos when the time comes.

Thanks for looking...

Jerold Burrow


clipped on: 03.31.2012 at 05:25 pm    last updated on: 03.31.2012 at 05:26 pm

Tasti-Lee Tomatoes?

posted by: tampasteve on 02.28.2009 at 02:16 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

Hey folks, I jsut got back from a vegetable gardening workshop at the county extension service, and the passed out tiny packets of "Tasti-Lee" tomatoes, which have been developed by the University of Florida.

Anyone here tried to grow these yet, or tasted them?


clipped on: 03.31.2012 at 04:10 pm    last updated on: 03.31.2012 at 04:10 pm

Site with dollar a pack seeds?

posted by: ohioveggies on 11.23.2010 at 09:34 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Does anyone have this site? There is tons of seeds for all kinds of plants and they are only a buck?


clipped on: 03.15.2012 at 05:56 pm    last updated on: 03.15.2012 at 05:57 pm