Thanks to the ranting and raving of various people, I have discovered a great new way to use all of those green beans and wax beans that I am harvesting at the moment. Over the past few years, when discussing preserving the garden harvest I have heard numerous people mention dilly beans and how much they love them. I must admit, the thought of pickled beans did not sound that good to me at first. At some point, however, I just could not ignore the fact that a LOT of people seemed to like these dilly beans.
When the bush beans started producing a few weeks ago, I dug out my canning books and looked for a recipe. I found several variations and decided to use the following simple recipe out of The Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving: