Thursday, November 24, 2011


It's been almost a week since I posted because of the slow - or nearly non-existent - internet connections in Dulce Nombre and in the coutnryside.

Last Friday at the Dulce Nombre parish two kids were shelling beans. I noticed that they were quite unusual. The cook explained that these were frijoles de la milpa -  beans from the corn field. These different varieties were sown amid the corn and some even grew up the corn stalks.

These beans will most probably be used for bean soup or for ticucos, a regional specialty of corn dough with beans.

Here are a few photos.

The only one whose name I know are these large purple beans - chinapopos.

If anyone can identify the other ones, let me know.


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