Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Bounty

It's bean season in the garden. We've been sautéing, salading, and snacking on beans, beans, beans. It turns out Kentucky Wonder really is wonderful. It's a sweet, snappy, and highly productive pole bean. I'll be planting them next year, but far fewer plants than I did this season. 

Muncher Cucumbers have also been on the menu. I get about one a week off the three plants (that are somewhat crowded by those beans) and they're crisp with tiny seeds and thin skin. Another winner that will go in the garden next year too. 

Many nights we've sautéed up the beans with sliced carrots, a few of the bottleneck tomatoes, and a chiffonade of fresh kale and basil. Yum yum. Gotta love the summer bounty fresh from the garden. 

The jungle in back are beans. Those healthy silver green spikes in front? Lots of happy leeks. In the middle are carrots and crowded tomatoes. 

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