Pinto Bean?

Pinto Bean?

Submitted this photo for DMBLGIT June 2008, the gallery is available here.

Have I got its name right? Bought some this morning, planning to cook chicken soup with it and lotus root. I love this soup very much used to cook it quite often when living in SG. I am a bean person, love all kind of beans including Mr Bean!

Recently, I have started to explore more on those vegetables that I seldom or had never cooked before. In the past, I tend to buy or cook vegetables that I am familiar with as a result only a few types of "boring" vegetables appeared on my dining table. So far I have tried ferns and another two or three type vegetables which I could not name them.

Note (updated on 2 June 08):
It should be borlotti bean, finally got its name right. Thanks Jonzie.

Comments :

9 comments to “Pinto Bean?”
Jonzie said...
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Are they not Borlotti?

Nabeela said...
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They look like Cranberry beans to me

mycookinghut said...
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Very nice picture!

Cik Siti Wan Kembang said...
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rindu ler kat you sky. susah nak nampak you online. moga siah2 .

Lydia said...
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jonzie: I've just perfom a search for borlotti... it's borlotti!! :D will update my post.

nabeela: i haven't seen a cranberry bean before, i guess it looks like borlotti?

mycookinghut: thanks!

cik siti: sibuk sikit kebelakangan ni... klu online sama2 chat ya..

veronica said...
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my mum used to make soup from these beans and pork ribs all the time. they were sooo good just with some salt! i think the italians use them quite a bit as well.

Nilmandra said...
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Pinto beans! I never knew what they are called, except in Mandarin. And now I do :) My mum used to make a really lovely soup from it, I miss that a lot.

Dwiana P said...
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Hi Lydia, this bean photograph is so stunning!

Lydia said...
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veronica & nilmandra: Yummy bean soup!! I guess lots of ppl like this bean... that's why it is quite expensive.

dwiana: thanks! I love it's red (or pinkish?) colour pod.

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