Fresh green beans

One of the things I like to do when I get fresh green beans is to immediately snap off the ends, wash, blanch, and chill them. I vacuum seal them, but that's not strictly necessary.

The reason is that one of my favorite dishes, spicy green beans, really requires that the beans be blanched first. But it's enough effort to clean and blanch them that I'd let the beans sit in the refrigerator until I ended up composting them.

On the other hand, if I prepare them far enough that all I have to do is toss them in a pan of hot sesame oil and add hot pepper sesame oil and chili sauce, that I can do no problem. And also, after expending the effort to prep the beans I have much more of an incentive to not just throw them out!