Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Beans and Cabbage (Dark Days 4)
I am way behind on Dark Days! The detox is kind of hard to locally source, so I'm trying to think of things to "localize" wherever I can. This week's local meal was beans & cabbage from Super Natural Every Day. I've made and posted this before, but not with local sources. The cabbage and potatoes came from last month's Princeton farmers' market, the shallots from my CSA, and the Jacob's cattle beans (first used in another Dark Days meal) from Cayuga Pure Organics in New York state. The beans were much better suited for this than for what I previously used them. They go from undercooked to exploded in a matter of minutes, so they were still all broken up, but it worked out fine for this dish. Lesson learned, local is not always going to be better quality, and you have to make that decision for yourself. I don't anticipate buying that type of bean from that source again in the future, though they may have just been a little bit older.