Corn Silk tea – sweet and clear

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in featured articles, Thanksgiving, cranberries, recipes | 1 comment

Corn silk

Summer is such an abundant time. Berries and fruits abound. Gardens are lush with flavor sensation. Often, amidst delicious abundance, we might find ourselves feeling a little extra full or bloated from other sweet indulgences. My favorite remedy for such an occassion – comes along with boiling up corn on the cob which is everyone’s summer favorite!

What to do:

Boil the corn on the cob with the corn silks. When the corn is ready, so is your corn silk tea. Pour it in a tall glass and enjoy warm. It aids digestion, and serves to clear excess fluids in the body.

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Summer beans – purple vs. green

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in featured articles, Recipes, seasonal | 2 comments

Summer beans come in great hues. We picked up these purple and green beans at a Green market last week to see how different they tasted. We flash boiled them first, and quickly learned that purple beans don’t stay purple for long! They turned green rather quickly – though if you looked closely, they weren’t quite as saturated a green as the beans that started out green. We then sauteed them in a pan with garlic and olive oil, topped them with salt and served them up to a few friends who dropped in for the experiment.

The results: success! I thought the purple beans were slightly more bitter than the green ones, but the 4 children participants did not agree. It might be that purple is a favorite color amongst this particular crowd. There was some disappointment that the purple beans did not stay purple, though this led to talk of special purple bean powers… how lovely the delights of childhood summer days.

*Are there ways to keep purple beans purple? This site offers some insight and shares that if you add baking soda to the cooking water, they can retain their color.

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Tiffins for sale

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in featured articles, news and happenings, raising children | 0 comments

Our tiffins are three level, stainless steel stackable lunch boxes. We love them because they make packing a variety of food for lunch easy, because they elliminate concerns of plastic chemicals leaking into food, they elliminate trash, and they are cute and compact. They come in an insulated orange case with a shoulder strap.

Each tiffin is $15. For every tiffin we sell, we will donate $5 to the Brooklyn New School. Public schools are facing major budget cuts next year, and will need support from their communities more than ever.

Email Felicia@ButterBeansKitchen.com to place an order.

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