Monday, 7 September 2015

Death by Lima Bean

I can't imagine a more silly way to go than by eating raw lima beans. But apparently these little dears that I've planted all over my garden are full of cyanide and it has to be cooked out of them by boiling uncovered to let the gases out. How to know when it's all been dispersed? And do I really want to fill my kitchen with cyanide gas?

I can't bring myself to eat them. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can even put them in my compost raw. So I think we'll just tuck this little experiment away and mark it up to experience... But if I need to bump off a character in my next book, I'm thinking lima beans would be a handy resource...




  1. Really? Uh-oh. We grew some lima beans this year, and we cooked some (not uncovered!) and dried some others, and we all ate a few of them raw. Hmmmm....