For the brine: 2 1/2 quarts hot water 2 tablespoons sodium nitrate 2 cups salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar For the ham steak: Brine, from above 1 pound pork cut from shoulder in 1 piece, skin intact For the scarlet runner beans
: 1 pound dried scarlet runner beans
, soaked overnight drained 1 head aortic halved 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 2 quarts sailed water For the chorizo cream: 1 cup dry white wine 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 4 ounces dried chorizo, thinly sliced 1/2 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum To serve: 3 ounces kale 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional as needed Scarlet runner beans
, from above, drained 1 rib celery, brunoise Ham, from above Salt For the garnish: Celery brunoise Lovage Sel gris
Bushes/Shrubs/Hedges: Blueberries, Viburnum, Thornless Blackberries, Currants, Vines: Scarlet Runner Beans
, Snap Peas, Black Grapes
Bean or Pealike: scarlet runner beans
, peas, redbud (Cercis canadensis) and tulips
In 1995-96, researchers at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto designed a "green window shade" using scarlet runner beans
, morning glories and sunflowers.
Sunflowers are good choices, as are climbing varieties such as morning glories, scarlet runner beans
, red kidney beans, yellow and purple French beans, garden peas, sweet peas and nasturtiums.
Scarlet runner beans
had a poor start Sweet peas defied the cold and climbed skywards
I had planted arugula, onions, kale, chard, cherry tomatoes, green beans, squash, corn and scarlet runner beans
The scarlet runner beans
that grace her garden wall give her sufficient beans to eat for the whole year and plenty to give away as well.
Plants good for tall garden structures are Scarlet Runner beans
, morning glories, moonflowers, hyacinth bean, and trailing nasturtiums.
Scarlet Runner beans
are ideal with the added bonus of their glorious flowers.
If you plant honey-suckle, common lilac (with purple flowers), red geraniums, nasturtium, red petunias, red salvia, coral bells, columbine, fuchsia and even scarlet runner beans
, there is a good chance that you will see hummingbirds feeding among your flowers.
Scarlet runner beans
produce showy dusters of red blossoms that attract hummingbirds and bumblebees.