I had the idea to cook the beans with herbs and aromatics. I knew I was going to make a salad with them. I simmered them with sage, thyme, basil and bay leaves and threw in a wedge of old onion. I thought they tasted pretty good on their own but I made a salad with capers, celery and red peppers…oh my god.
My friend Sandy, who I was eating with me, tasted the salad and said Oh My God! These beans!! What are they? So I guess they were, you know, pretty good.