Friday, August 29, 2014

Garden with Benefits

Despite the depressing aspect of the plight of our tomatoes, we have had a good year of gardening in all other areas. With the unpredictable weather the warm weather crops seemed to have suffered the most, namely tomatoes and peppers. Cooler New England-like plants, however, have done well. We got tons of peas and green beans, and the squash is taking off like wildfire. I must have planted over a dozen butternut and delicata squash plants, and they are flourishing. Not sure what I'm going to do with all that squash, but I'll worry about that when the time comes. Don't count your chickens before they hatch, right?

The green beans in particular have been particularly prolific, and when R sent word out of our bounty, we were provided with a number of good recipes. Our favorites were a dijon-mustard g-bean and potato salad, and a g-bean and chicken Thai curry dish (compliments of JR). I like g-beans so it's not a chore to eat them, even just steamed with olive oil and salt, but the kids really loved these two, so we have a couple of winners.

Thanks to everyone for their ideas, and thanks to the garden for feeding us.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to brianhowlett for the pic.

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