One day I watched her sitting outside on her deck, green beans in one hand and kitchen scissors in the other, snipping away at each green bean that she held in her hand. It seemed therapeutic to me because she took her time and went through about half a produce bag as if she were enjoying a glass of wine on a cool and calm springtime evening. She would finish by rinsing them off and adding them as one of the final ingredients to her homemade soup. For me, these were the best times while living with my in-laws.
My other two "Teachers" were a cookbook and a good friend of mine who happens to claim she isn't a good cook. She's always so modest, I love that she is my friend. I don't even think she knows she taught ME something new. Ever since then I've been using her method and now I will share it with you.
Wanna hear a confession? When I look at my strainer in pictures, I think it looks hideous. Then I remember that I have had that strainer since my husband and I moved in together back in '98.
Take a handful of green beans and line up the tops evenly.
Take them out and set them aside.
2 tbsps if you're adventurous and not counting calories at the moment.
I prefer to add 2 in case you were wondering.
They are delicate pieces of nutty goodness.
I swear eating these babies is like eating popcorn. They can be addicting. If you're into green beans that is. We obviously are.