Sitting here cooling off from being outside and thought I'd ramble a little. How do you tip beans? I only tip the stem end, after a friend of mine asked me years ago why I tip both ends when the one end id still edible. Made sense to me so I quit tipping both ends. I use an assembly line approach, beans to the left, grab a handful in left hand and tip with a knife over the scrap bucket in my lap, bowl to the right and I just snap them in half with my right hand. My husband will grab a handful and reorganize them so that the same tips are all on one side, cut the ends off, then cut into pieces over a bowl. When I get the girls to help they need to use a cutting board and do one stringbean at a time. Can you guess what I'm having for dinner tonight? One of my favorite one pot meals; ham, stringbeans and potatoes .