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Super Delicious “Off the Wall” Bean Recipes #9
#9 JAPANESE HOKKAIDO AZUKI BEANS
Grown in the rich volcanic soil of Hokkaido, the cold northernmost island of Japan.
Their deep, burgundy sheen will attest to their nutritious quality and flavor.
Anko, sweet red bean paste, is used in many baked goods and sweet treats in Japan. It is usually prepared by boiling and sometimes mashing azuki beans and then sweetening the paste with sugar. The most common types of read bean paste include Tsubuan and Koshian.
Tsubuan is prepared by boiling and sweetening with sugar. Koshian is prepared by passing through a sieve to remove bean skins, and this is most commonly used for wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery).
Other varieties of anko includes Shiroan, made from Japanese white beans and Kurian made from chestnuts.
Anko is used in Anmitsu, Daifuku, Dango, Dorayaki, Oshiruko / Zenzai, Taiyaki, Manju, and Yokan.
- 200g (7 oz, a little bit less than 1 cup which is 220g) Azuki beans (Today I used Hokkaido Dainagon Azuki Beans (bigger than regular azuki))
- 200g (7 oz, 1 cup) granulated white sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Soak the azuki beans overnight (8-12 hours).
- Rinse azuki beans.
- Use a big saucepan/pot because the amount of azuki beans will double after cooking. Put washed azuki beans in the pot and pour water till 1-2 inch above azuki beans. Turn the heat on high.
- When boiling, turn off the heat and cover with lid. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Throw away water and put the azuki beans into a sieve.
- Put the azuki beans back in the pot. Add enough water just to cover the beans and turn the heat on high. Once boiling, turn down the heat to medium low and keep it simmering.
- Once in a while push the azuki beans under the water with slotted spoon. Water will evaporate so you need to keep adding water to cover just above the beans. If you put too much water, the beans will move and break. If you need to leave the kitchen, make sure to turn off the heat. Cook for 1+ hour.
- Pick one azuki bean and squeeze it with your fingers. If it is smashes easily, it’s done.
- Turn up the heat to high and add sugar in 3 separate times. Stirring constantly. When you draw a line on the bottom of the saucepan and see the bottom for more than 2 seconds, add salt and turn off heat. Anko will thicken more when it cools.
Anko is ready to use. If you’re not using right away, put it in an airtight container to cool down. Once it’s cooled, keep in the fridge or freezer. I recommend storing it in small 100g packages. Wrap each anko in plastic wrap and store in a Ziploc Freezer bag. Homemade anko can be stored in the fridge for a week and freezer up to a month
Super Delicious “Off the Wall” Bean Recipes #6
Homestyle Baked Beans
#6 The Sunset Runner Bean has been grown in America as early as 1750, but originated in the mountains of Central America. It is a flowering heirloom bean with unique salmon-pink blossoms which can be used as an ornamental climber.
It produces flavorful beans with a distinct flavor that can be used in soups, salads and baked bean dishes.
2-3 cups SUNSET RUNNER BEANS
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 leek, cleaned and chopped
3 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 turnips, peeled and chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced (optional)
2 zucchini, sliced
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 to 3 cans chicken or beef broth
1 Tbs. dried basil
2 Tbs. dried parsley or 3 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
Pinch of sage
2 cups chopped cabbage
½ cup dried pasta
salt and pepper to taste
1. Rinse and pick over beans. In a large pot, pour three cups boiling water over beans, cover, and let sit for one hour. Drain, add fresh water to cover by one inch and simmer until tender, not mushy. Start checking the tenderness at 45 minutes. Drain cooked beans when reach desired tenderness.
2. In a large pot, heat 2 Tbs. Olive Oil and add onion, celery, garlic, leek, carrots, turnips, mushrooms (if using), zucchini, and potatoes. Sauté all vegetables over low heat until wilted.
3. Add beans to the pot and 2 to 3 cans chicken or beef broth with enough water to cover the beans by an inch or so.
4. Add dried basil, parsley and a pinch of sage. Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer and cook for 2 hours or until beans are tender.
5. Once beans are tender you can add cabbage and a handful of dried pasta and cook until pasta is tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
Servings : 6-8
SURFACE RIGHTS VS. MINERAL RIGHTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Whether you have interest in selling your land or have been approached by a buyer, you should always know exactly what’s included in the transaction. When you own land, there are two levels of ownership that you may possess: surface rights and mineral rights. Do you know the difference?
What Are Surface Rights?
When you moved into your home, it was obvious that the physical structures — house, garage, barn, storage shed and yard were included. But, just how deep down into the soil does your actual ownership stretch? Sure, you can plant a garden or trees, but when it comes to drilling for oil and gas deep below your property, do you know who owns that space? It’s probably not you.
In some states where mineral deposits are plentiful, including Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, a property owner’s rights are severed, or split into two distinct zones. This means you may own what’s on the surface of the land, but not what’s beneath the topsoil.
Surface rights specifically refer to the ownership of the surface of the land. This includes dwellings, buildings, the right to till the land for crops and even the ability to dig into the land to bury underground storage tanks, such as wells or septic systems.
Land that is owned under a surface rights contract may be sold, transferred or manipulated by the owner, within the guidelines of the governing city or county.
However, a person with surface rights to land cannot lease or sell their land to an oil or gas company for exploration and extraction purposes. This is because the owner doesn’t have legal ownership over the mineral deposits below their property.
What Are Mineral Rights?
Dig below the surface of a property and you’ll reach the zone where mineral rights take effect. In the United States, those with mineral rights ownership of land have the legal ability to explore, extract and sell naturally occurring deposits found beneath the land surface.
In addition to oil and gas, mineral rights typically allow landowners to also excavate for gold, silver, coal, copper, iron, uranium and scandium.
Like surface rights, mineral rights can be bought, leased and sold in accordance with the local and federal laws. Payments can be made outright or paid through a royalty system, based on what can be extracted from the land.
Both mineral and surface rights can also have co-ownership. If the surface rights owner wants to retain a partial stake in the mineral rights below their property, they have the option to only sell off a percentage of their mineral rights. Or, they can sell the mineral rights to multiple buyers, giving each a specific section of land.
Do Surface and Mineral Rights Overlap?
Now that we understand the two possible types of land ownership, it’s easy to wonder how they work together. Some property owners may own both surface and mineral rights on their property, which is known as a fee simple deed.
But, what if they don’t?
For example, if a person or company who owns the mineral rights to the land beneath your home wishes to drill for oil, can they place equipment in your yard — within the surface rights zone — that you legally own? Yes.
When selling mineral rights below the land in which you own the surface rights to, often a small area of the surface-level property is included in the transaction. This allows the mineral rights owner to set up a workspace for drilling rigs, outdoor storage areas, containment ponds, roads, fences and water treatment facilities that are necessary to safely access the mineral deposits below.
If you’re not sure what ownership you have of your land, it’s best to review your mortgage details or the property deed. Then, contact a lawyer who regularly works with landowners who buy and sell the rights to their property. Just be aware that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The depth of land included in surface rights contracts and the specific minerals that are allowed to be extracted from a mineral rights parcel varies from state to state.