Last year I thought we had way too many green beans. I got the giggles everytime I ventured into the garden. Our supply seemed never-ending. We ate baskets and baskets of green beans. We gave away bags full. I cooked every recipe I could think of. I froze some.
This Spring, I had learned my lesson and only planted four bean plants. One didn’t make it. Actually, three might be just enough.
It started out pretty easy. I picked a basket full and we had an amazing Sunday dinner. Then a few days later I made Greek Green beans. Oh, yes, Fried Rice with our green beans.
September has dawned and yes, I am still discussing and picking green beans.
I have given away a bag or two. I tucked some in the bag with eggs I gave away.
I have a friend who has the most incredible mind. I want to call her a Renaissance woman. Self-sufficient and brilliant when it comes to making things. She has this amazing ability to create so many different things. She is an expert knitter. Her quilting skills are admired by anyone privileged to see her work. She designs things with beads that are so unique, they grab your attention right from the start. However, it’s her cooking, baking, gardening skills that will make you lean in and listen. She has much to offer to those of us willing to be still and watch/listen/learn.
“I like good food & food waste drives me nuts. Fresh produce is a gift never to be squandered.” FL
Notice every time I gathered goodness from the garden, yes, yes, indeed, more beans. With the abundance of beans in my life, I got a bit whiney.
My renaissance friend encouraged me to dry some as snacks. BRILLIANT!
Oops, I may have forgotten to take an after picture. Suffice it to say, the bowl was empty but for a flake of nutritional yeast here or there.
“I like good food, I want those around me to eat good food. Good Food makes everyone happy.” FL
Last evening, I filled a pretty bowl.
Yes, you guessed it.
In this together, friends.
May you all be lucky enough to have a friend to learn from. She makes life better.