Thursday, September 28, 2006

Rubiya Update

Rubiya, also called loubia, or black-eyed peas, are among the vegetables listed in the Talmud for the eve of the New Year. The Aramaic word “rubiya” sounds like words for things like “multiply” and “plentiful.” I thought these Yin-Yang beans or calypso beans from Purcell Mountain Farm would be close enough. When the beans are raw, they are very striking. After soaking for a couple of hours they look like this:

And then after cooking another couple of hours their markings are still visible, but considerably less dramatic.
There's a recipe to come. This was good. May our good fortune be plentiful and our good works multiply in the coming year.

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Blogger Kalyn said...

Wishing you a great year ahead.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous lindy said...

They remind me of the "Jacob's Cattle" Beans which made the very best New England style baked beans I ever produced. These bi-colored beans seem to have special charms. I love pintos, too.
Happy New Year.

9:03 AM  
Blogger FJK said...

Happy Holidays
Looking forward to more of your wonderful posts, photos and insights in the year ahead.

5:36 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady said...

kalyn and fjk, many thanks!

lindy, Jacob's Cattle are my most beloved bean of all varieties I have tried so far. It's sad that they lose their gorgeous markings when cooked.

1:00 AM  

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