Remembering the Classic Runner Bean Slicer

It’s Halloween week, but this week’s box didn’t contain a pumpkin (shame as I have a great recipe for pumpkin soup), but it did contain:

• A massive cabbage • 3 small onions • Carrots • Potatoes • Runner beans • Squash • Swede.

The first thing I did was to prepare the runner beans for freezing as I know how to do that properly now! Find out how to freeze runner beans here.

Ye Olde Bean Slicing Machine

This time there were more runner beans to prepare, so as I stood taking off the stringy edges and cutting them up, I had time to remember the old bean-slicing machine that Mum and I used 20-odd years ago.

It was a sturdy metal, freestanding object with a wooden handle you turned as you pushed the beans through the hole for slicing. And it was bright orange.

I searched the internet to see if I could find the bean slicer from my memory and lo and behold, I found it here and here on Flickr. I’m so glad to see that the writer of the blog post is just as excited about it as I am!

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