Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's a greeny beany you weeny!

I have pictures! I went to collect some of my veggies today from my square foot garden. I have been enjoying lettuce and arugula for quite some time now. But, today. Oh, today, was wonderful! I have been patiently waiting all week for my peas and green beans to reach perfection before picking. Today was the day!

Peas ready to be plucked from the vine.

Some of my yellow tomatoes, I have four varieties this year. They are all heavy with green fruit.

Carrot tops, the carrots are still tiny babies.

Finally- my bounty from today: lettuce, beans, and peas. Not pictured is the fresh dill I also picked. Behind the veggies are four jars of my homemade jelly. I started with seven jars a few weeks ago, let's just say the recipe has been saved :)


With fresh green beans, I don't like to do anything that might compromise the flavor. Quick and simple, green beans with feta are a perfect compliment to a grilled steak and fresh pasta.
Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Green Beans with Feta Cheese
2 # fresh green beans, ends trimmed
½ cup prepared Italian dressing
¼ cup crumbled feta
¼ fresh dill
1/8 cup bacon crumbles
salt and pepper to taste

Steam beans until just tender crisp (Only about 5 minutes, we aren't going for canned bean here. If your beans are olive colored you killed them.) Drain and rinse with cold water. Shake of excess water. Toss with remaining ingredients. Can be served right away or chilled for an hour first.


  1. Such alliteration. Greeny beany, you weenie. She likes rhyme, and thyme, and maybe even mime.

  2. I know right?! But that is exactly what I said to jon when i sent him a picture on his phone. :)

  3. By the way, those green beans were so good, tender! And those are the first batch, i still have loads to pick. YUM