From the Garden to Our Plates

We neglected our garden this summer while we were traveling. As a result, we do not have as much produce as we could considering how much we planted. Despite the neglect, our Kentucky wonder beans are thriving.

Green beans in the garden

Back in June, I set up this system of strings for the beans and peas to grow on. I was not sure if it would be sturdy enough, but it worked well.

String trellis for green beans

The beans are HUGE! I was afraid that they might not taste as good since they were so big, but they are yummy. In the future hopefully we will be around to pick them when they are smaller.

large green beans in the garden

We have already used the beans in several meals, and it appears that the plants are going to continue to produce beans for a while more.

large green beans in the garden

Today I picked the largest beans for dinner.

Freshly picked green beans in red bowl

Douglas bought me flowers at the grocery store while he was buying tuna for dinner. He is so sweet.

Flowers and Freshly picked green beans in red bowl

He also cooked dinner. Tuna grilled over charcoal served with black rice and sauteed green beans. Tasty! My man can cook. The proportions are slightly off. I did not eat all of the tuna, which means that I will have some for later.

Tuna dinner with black rice and green beansI am linking this to Tootsie Time’s Fertilizer Friday. Stop by to check out all the beautiful gardens.

Happy Homemaking!

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I am a teacher, traveler, artist, writer, homemaker and a whole lot more. In January 2009, I bought the Cape of Dreams. It was the second house that I had ever owned, but it was the first that I bought by myself. I now live in the house with my husband Douglas, our dog Kahlua, and Crème de Menthe, the cat. Because, what life is complete without a little Kahlua and Cream? I love arts and crafts of all kinds, and I refinish furniture as well. We are slowly redoing our entire house. You can read about my projects on my blog www.CapeofDreams.com

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10 comments on “From the Garden to Our Plates
  1. oh, you may not have noticed, but there was basil from the garden in with the beans… 🙂

  2. He buys flowers, he can cook, he has great calves? Man, oh man, your man is a keeper!!!

  3. Stacey says:

    Yum! Your beans are gorgeous. Nothing like home grown veggies!

  4. D'Arcy H says:

    Nice lookin’ beans! It’s so fun to eat what you grow. We have neglected our garden this summer, too. Eric pulled up a turnip the size of a softball, and there are many more. What am I going to do with them all?? I think the veggies are going to eat US!

  5. Nell Jean says:

    Fun post. There’s nothing like eating what you grow.

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