Am I REALLY Saving Money? Part One: Dried Beans. Full Steam Ahead!

In Puerto Rico we are very familiar with dried beans, it is a staple in our cuisine what we dont do to frequently is the canning. So here is my question, do you leave the jars out of the refrigerator, until you decide to use them???. Thanks great information.

My Foray Into Food Storage

Welcome to my new recurring blog series:  Am I REALLY Saving Money?  These posts are designed to help you decide if it is worth it for you to do more work in the kitchen to save money.  I hope you enjoy this series of posts.  If you have any ideas for future posts, please comment on this post, or email me at

Let me begin with a shout-out to my very best childhood friend, Karyn, who reads this blog and taught me this song:  “Beans, beans, the magical fruit…”   Do you remember that one?  I taught it to my boys who got a kick out of it and still do!  They still sing it even though they’re all old now, that funny little song about a food I love.

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit... Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit…

If you’ve read my blog, then you know how much I love bread.  Beans…

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