This week’s basket includes a choice of edamame, or fresh soybean.  To prepare edamame, boil water in a large pot with 1-3 teaspoons of salt.  Once the water is boiling, drop the edamame in, with their shell on and everything!  Cook for about 5 minutes, testing the beans after 3 minutes to make sure they are not becoming mushy.  A cooked bean should be firm but give to the teeth.  Strain the edamame from the water and apply fine sea salt if you choose.  Place the beans in the refrigerator to cool for about 1-2 hours and then enjoy!  Eat the edamame by removing the peas from the pod with your teeth, so that the saltiness of the pod is mixed with the peas.