While walking through the garden after work yesterday, I noticed that my Henderson lima beans were blooming. I planted a half bed of these tender butter beans last year and liked them so much I planted a full bed of them this year. Although it will be a while before I can harvest these luscious morsels, seeing them in bloom made me salivate as I thought of the way I cook them. No, it’s not the southern way of cooking butter beans, but rather what I call the Italian version. For a buttery, garlic-filled twist on butter beans, see recipe!