About Me: At Catena Farm we grow a few varieties of specialty beans. Currently we grow:
Dragon Langerie - a gorgeous cream and purple streaked heirloom bean.
Rattlesnake - a really cool green and dark purple streaked heirloom bean.
They can be eaten fresh or cooked and are great in green bean salads, casseroles, or even as a raw snack with some dip. Unfortunately, the streaks will fade when cooked.
To store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a cotton mesh bag, then covered reused plastic bag, or put into an airtight container. Keep fresh beans in the fridge for up to two weeks.
To freeze: Blanch washed beans for 1 minute. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process, drain, and pack into airtight containers. Beans will not have a crunch after being frozen.