Join Date: Aug 2004
Yeh, I'll weigh in here. I love most kinds of food, baked beans included. I've had backed beans Boston style, which I adore, the more sweet kind where the primary flavors are onion and brown sugar, with a bit of mustard to balance the flavor, ranch-style baked beans, with mor barbeque sauce flavor, baked beans with ham, with smoked ham hocks, with pulled pork, with bacon, with side porrd, with shredded beef, with a hint of chili powder, and the list goes on. I love baked beans, pork and (VanCamps), B&M, some of the Bushes varieties, and especially home made, slow cooked on the Weber, with a bit of smoke.
You might wonder why I'm going on about beans. Well, I could go on about my love of winter squashes, or rutabagas, or spinach, or so many other wonderful foods that I can no long enjoy, due to kidney failure. Don't get caught up worrying about what you don't enjoy, and telling everyone about it. Rather, be thankful for the availability of foods you do love, and share your enjoyment, and recipes and techniques for making extraordinary foods. That is what initially drew me to this site, the camaraderie and sharing of a common love of good things.
Oh how I wish I could enjoy legumes again, beans of all kinds, dried and split peas, , black eyed peas, Lentils, etc. I can't have pumpkin pie anyomore. So, instead of moaning and complaining, I learned how to make carrot pie, which is nearly indistinguishable for pumpkin pie. I may not be able to eat the baked beans at a bbq, but I sure enjoy the super jucky cole slaw that I make, and the ice-cold watermelon.
Life throws challenges at us, sometimes faster than we think we can handle, and sometimes heavier than we think we can bear. It is then we need to remember what we do have, and not what we don't. So all of you who love bens, of all shapes and colors, and flavors, go make and enjoy them. And if you have a great recipe, share it. All of you who would have something else, go make that something else, and enjoy it For those who love playing the tuba, go play the tuba. If you love kite fishing, go fly a kite. Just do what you love, so long as it makes the world a little better place.
Seeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
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