Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer is Here!

Dear Bush Beans: 

You are a pain to harvest and process, but I love you. Especially drizzled in olive oil, simply seasoned, and grilled. 

All winter long I pine for this, the beginning of the summer harvest. Our local farmer's market had sweet corn and tomatoes and berries. My husband went with me for the first time, and he described me as practically vibrating.

Things are a little slower in our own garden, graciously housed and cared for by my in-laws. The pepper plants look a little short, the tomato plants seem to be coming up slow, but the beans promise a good yield. Hope your summer produces as well!


  1. I love the distinct colors of the beans in your photo.

  2. Thanks Barbara. This is the first year I've planted from a seed blend. The purple beans are so pretty when picked; it's too bad they don't retain their color when cooked.