Candleberry spring beans simmering tarts


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Candleberry spring bean simmering tart 

There was a moment in time, in the mountains of Kentucky, when a grandmother, descendant of the Kentucky Creek Indians, shared her knowledge of what Kentuckians call "shuck beans." Each year, her family gathers to break beans and share conversation, making memories while preparing a bushel for drying. The old grandmother takes the broken beans to the sun, spreading them on a white sheet to dry. As the beans turn golden in the sun, her delicate hand pushes the beans around, making the sound of a light rain sprinkling. Candleberry's Spring Beans commemorates this Kentucky family tradition, hoping to capture these beautiful warm-weather family moments.