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Butterbean humus?

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While at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to celebrate and thank the Swink Family, owners of the McCall Farm cannery, President Jim Clements talked about how their generous three million dollar donation would go towards developing vegetables with heat tolerance to high night time temperatures which inhibit fruit from setting on tomatoes, beans and other crops. We were offered a lovely light reception, all outdoors and that had a southern vegetable theme. A great surprise and quite delicious was butter bean humus! One older lady told me she was hesitant to try it but ended up going back for a second helping. I found several recipes on-line and plan to empty some cans of butterbeans in my food processor and whipping up a batch for my family. I tell you, it is hard to beat butterbeans no matter how you serve them.

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Amanda McNulty is a Clemson University Extension Horticulture agent and the host of South Carolina ETV’s Making It Grow! gardening program. She studied horticulture at Clemson University as a non-traditional student. “I’m so fortunate that my early attempts at getting a degree got side tracked as I’m a lot better at getting dirty in the garden than practicing diplomacy!” McNulty also studied at South Carolina State University and earned a graduate degree in teaching there.