We Don’t Know Beans— February Blogging Event!

Have you heard? 2016 is International Year of Pulses, launched by the United Nations “to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of dried beans and peas, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.” The UN press release explains:

“..all kinds of dried beans and peas, are not merely cheap and delicious; they are also [a] highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.

There are hundreds of varieties of pulses grown throughout the world. Popular ones include all varieties of dried beans, such as kidney beans, lima beans, butter beans and broad beans. But also chickpeas, cowpeas, black-eyed peas and pigeon peas.”

Beans and peas in their many colours and shapes are beautiful to photograph, eat, grow, and write about. Check out this Bean Blogging Event coming up in February. It’s for writers, photographers, poets, humorists…everyone!

What the Ducks!


Let’s learn more!  In celebration of International Year of Pulses*,  Palm Rae Urban Potager and What the Ducks! announce this year’s Blogger Action Day.  Mark your calendars for February 17, 2016and sign up if you want to participate.  You can let us know in the comments section below, email us or tweet me.

To join in, all you have to do is post something about beans, legumes or pulses on your own blog that day .  We’ll link to participating sites in a bonus post.

Share a recipe, upload a photo, write an ode to a chickpea!  Beans are good & blogging is good fun.  Hope to hear from as many bloggers as possible.  Even if some folks don’t know beans about beans, maybe you do!

Happy Year of the Bean, peeps!


*I know, it’s a mouthful.  I’m going with “Year of the Bean”!

Copyright 2016, Lori…

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10 thoughts on “We Don’t Know Beans— February Blogging Event!

    1. Your meal sounds delightful. I’m happy you’re planning to join in. If you haven’t already, please let Lori Fontanes at What the Ducks know by clicking the link for the event announcement (at bottom of my reblog).

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  1. wow that’s nice to know. I love beans and pulses. In India we eat a lot of daal , have discovered some more bean types from Mediterranean cooking.. but this black and white that you posted the pic ,didnt see that one yet.I can post more recipes for beans n lentils on my food blog this month 😉 Thanks for the idea Janice.

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    1. I can’t take credit for that bean photo– it was taken by Lori Fontanes and is part of her event announcement which I reblogged to help spred the word. Those amazing shiny black and white beans were organically grown by her (exciting for me as I grow veggies too). That ‘s a great idea to do some special beans and lentil posts–I hope you save one for the event on the 17th and let Lori know on her blog.

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    1. That’s great!–hope you’ll let Lori at What the Ducks know as they are doing a special post featuring all the Bean posts on the 17th–look forward to seeing yours 🙂


      1. Yes, I did leave a comment at What the Ducks and heard back from her, so nice! Once I read your post I think I had beans in the back of my mind (think about that for a while) and so suddenly – inspiration. Glad I could participate, I do eat beans quite often.

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