The last beans were a bit tough so they were double-podded ie. the skin removed from each bean which is not so difficult because, if they've been blanched in boiling water, the skin splits and is easy to remove. Worth it for a bean feast! Today I did soup with asparagus and a few other vegies with a feta cheese soda bread and an apple tart using up a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer. We're too full of soup and bread to tackle pudding yet.