While walking around my yard the other day, I found a green bean bush I hadn't yet pulled up. There were still beans on it in various stages of life. I picked a couple and ate them on the spot but then I picked one that had dried and turned white. I split it open and found to my wonderment - dried beans! Now, it makes sense that if you leave the beans on the bush long enough they will dry - but I've never heard of anyone cooking the dried beans - or do dried green beans go by a different name? I don't know why this discovery surprised me, I'm an analytical thinker so I should not have been surprised by dried green beans. Things need to make sense to me and this makes sense! I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about them - have you ever used dried green beans or do you manage to eat all your fresh beans? Maybe they turn into magic beans and grow like Jack's beanstalk!