Lima beans are a perfect example of the difference between home grown and store bought veggies. Garden-fresh limas taste rich and buttery - a bit like a buttered potato. Store bought lima beans taste...well...mealy and mushy by comparison. If you're new to vegetables. (Yes, some people grow up without eating vegetables) I highly recommend stopping by your nearest farmers market and trying veggies you may have previously overlooked.
The other reason I've taken a recipe writing hiatus? My dining room looks like this:
|The Great Built-In Cabinet Project of 2013|
Although garden fresh veggies are a much better excuse than a trashed dining room.