Recently, the God received an entire crate of beans from a farmer at the market. In receiving this, he requested 1001 string bean recipes precisely. I do not have 1001, I have 99, however this 1 traditional Cherokee recipe came to mind. Anikayosvhi Tsuya, commonly known as Leather Breeches and/or Leather Britches was a way to dry beans and store them for use at a later date using THE SUN...not those nasty preservatives.
1 pound fresh green beans, washed
2 quarts water
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Snap the ends off the beans and string on heavy thread with a needle. Hang in a sunny place to dry for about 2 months.
To cook: Soak beans for 1 hour in 2 quarts of water. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours, adding more water as needed.