Last fall  I found a sandwich bag in my mailbox filled with a handful of black bean seeds and one long bean,  I placed the  seeds in my desk and forgot all about them until a few months ago when I was cleaning out my desk and came across them again. I wasn’t sure if they would germinate or not but I decided to plant them anyway just to see what would happen.  Several weeks later, we now have a planter full of Chinese Green Beans.  Aaron and I have been debating on how to cook the beans. We decided to look online for a recipe and discovered several different recipes. This is the one that I am going to make for lunch next week,

Chinese Green Beans 

1 lb. green beans trimmed

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tbsp. oil

1 tbsp. soy sauce

Dash ginger

Cook green beans in a small amount of water until just tender. Drain. Sauté in oil and garlic. Add beans, water chestnuts, soy sauce and ginger. Toss and heat through.

SAM_0866 Chinese Green Beans