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From email from Rancho Gordo

 

This is what will be included in the Bean Club for May:

Bean Club "B" Shipment Contents:

Good Mother Stallard

Flageolet

Large White Lima

Flor de Mayo

Alubia Blanca

Black Caviar Lentil

Mexican Oregano

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Got my bean club box just now!  Very exciting.  So glad to get them.  I know RG is overwhelmed with orders and doing the best they can :)

 

 

I need ideas on using the Black Caviar Lentils.  Haven't googled yet but if you guys have thoughts I'd love to hear them.

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3 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

My box came today as well.  I believe in the last month I have eaten two thirds pound of beans.

 

LOL!

 

I feel blessed that we got them, though.  A little peace of mind knowing they last a while in the pantry.  For me, at least :) 

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Shelby, I like this soup with the black lentils (usually I use black Beluga, except when I have RG Black Caviar).  And I use whichever green is on hand.  Finally.  I use a lot of sausage:

 

https://smittenkitchen.com/2013/01/lentil-soup-with-sausage-chard-and-garlic/

 

I don't think the black caviar lentils have a particularly distinctive taste; it's their texture that stands out.  I REALIZE THAT OTHERS MILEAGE MAY VARY.  My point is, it subs in nicely wherever you want a lentil to stay relatively firm.  <cough>, salad.  

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@Shelby this is strictly free association because of the name, since I haven't tried the black caviar beans. Would they work in cowboy caviar?

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7 hours ago, Shelby said:

Got my bean club box just now!  Very exciting.  So glad to get them.  I know RG is overwhelmed with orders and doing the best they can :)

 

 

I need ideas on using the Black Caviar Lentils.  Haven't googled yet but if you guys have thoughts I'd love to hear them.


The little black lentils are really nice in salads because they hold their shape so nicely. This one can be adjusted to whatever is in your fridge/pantry.

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LIFO is the essential tool to make your last bag of RG beans be a little more like those you are used to getting from the grocery store.  That last extended aging step makes all the difference!

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2 hours ago, Shelby said:

Got my bean club box today.  I just love the anticipation.  I won't ruin it for others, but there was an addition to my box that is SO COOL.  I can't wait to talk about it.

Oh, you mean the...

 

Not saying either.

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