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Green Beans in Spotlight Print by Sandyspider on Zazzle
Green Beans Straight From the Garden
Green beans or string beans (which ever way you would like to call them), taste their best when they are garden fresh.
At was the year that husband decided that we could have a large garden and sale our produce at the farmers market. His sister and her husband cleared off about an 80x30 foot area for us on their farm. The agreement was that we do all the upkeep. And they meant it.
The hot, humid, rainy season of summer 2010, was expected to break the record for rain during the months of June, July and August. This had made some of the crops grow too fast too soon.
Our vegetables were growing at different times than we anticipated. We didn't have enough variety of vegetables ready to set up at the Farmers Market and the cost was around $60 for a set up table. To make a long story short, I could not see making any money at this.
In the meantime, about 80% of this garden was what we planted. With some of my sister-in-law's plants thrown in. This was a lot of work to maintain for two people with this large garden.
We had picked several bags of green beans. That was only a small portion of the two large overcrowded, mosquito infested rows of beans that were ready to be picked. Among other vegetables that were brought home were cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, peppers and a few onions.
The Green Beans in Spotlight Print can be found in the link below.
(My images are copyrighted and have a digital thumb print on file.)
Norpro French Bean Slicer - Add this to my wish list. I love French style beans.
French-cut beans have a delicate taste and a pleasant, tender texture. Clamp this tool onto any surface up to 1- 1/4" thick, feed string beans into the hopper, turn the crank, and six revolving stainless steel blades quickly fillet beans into ideal 1/8" slivers. Hopper is 1- 1/4" wide and handles several beans at once. Faster than any other method. Metal gears, cast aluminum body. 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 4"; 1 lb. A heavy-duty tool meant to last a lifetime.
Green Bean and Tomatoes Postcard
Green Bean and Tomato Salad Recipe - Add Romaine Lettuce (Optional)
Enjoy this delicious recipe of green beans and tomatoes.
3/4 pound green beans, stems pinched off
1 teaspoon finely chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon minced shallots
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes, each cut in half (or as much as desired)
1/2 cup hazelnuts, smashed and toasted
1 teaspoon honey
Directions for Dressing:
1. Whisk together the chives, thyme, shallots, lemon juice, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
2. Whisk in the olive oil and honey with a fork, stirring until everything comes together. Set aside.
1. Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Salt generously and stir in the green beans. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes. Just until the beans brighten up and soften a bit.
2. Quickly drain them and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
3. In a large bowl toss the green beans, hazelnuts and dressing. Toss well. Add the tomatoes and toss very gently.
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Green Bean and Potato Salad - Photo by wedgeofspite on photobucket
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 small red onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1. Place the potatoes in a large pot, and fill with about 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
2. Throw in the green beans to steam after the first 10 minutes. Drain, cool, and cut potatoes into quarters.
3. Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with fresh basil, red onion, salt and pepper. Set aside.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil. Pour over the salad, and stir to coat. Add extra seasoning to taste.
Makes 10 servings.
Green Bean and Potato Salad
Green Bean Heads - This photo is found on t-shirts, mugs, keychains, magnets, buttons and more
Green Bean Heads Print
The green bean heads came from the small slugs that I had to clean from the beans. So many slugs!
But with my strange mind I pictured these faces (slugs) mixed in with the beans. This is an original photo and design by me. Link is shown at the top of the page.
Make sure to rinse all vegetables before eating and cooking. After giving a good rinse, clean the sink out, add beans with enough cold salt water to cover. Two teaspoons salt per quart. Let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse again throughly. This will kill any bacteria, bugs and those pesky green bean heads.
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Gifts from Left to Right
Green Bean Heads! Magnet, Green Beans in Spotlight Keychain, Green Bean Heads! Postcard
Find more food vegetables, fruits and other edible photos at Sandyspider Gifts: Is It Edible? Category in my store on Zazzle.
Green Bean Stir-Fry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon peanut butter
3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, sesame seeds, brown sugar and peanut butter; set aside. In a large skillet, stir-fry the green beans in oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat. Add the soy sauce mixture; stir to coat.
Get Your Veggies on a Tee Shirt - Looks Good Enough to Eat
Fun Green Bean T-Shirts
Green Bean Heads! T-shirt and the Green Bean and Tomatoes by Sandyspider
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Picnic at Ascot Eco Garden Set with Tools - Perfect gift for any gardener
This Eco Friendly garden tote is made entirely PVC free, environmentally friendly. Casual Style defines this durable multi-pocket gardening tote. Set includes three top quality, heavy gauge stainless tools with comfort grip handles. Roomy interior is great for transporting supplies & side pockets have room for a beverage and snack. Lifetime Warranty.
Drink Your Vegetables? - String Beans and Tomatoes
Three Healthy Mugs on Zazzle
Green Beans in Spotlight Mug, Green Bean and Tomatoes Mug and Green Bean Heads Mugs
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Vegetable and Fruit Juicers - If You Don't Eat It...Drink It
Complete Guide to Companion Planting - How to set the right system in place
The idea of companion planting has arisen in the gardening community in recent years as an extremely viable new take on how plants should situated, grown, and cultivated. Matching certain plants together and separating others, as outlined in studies such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Society s report on the subject that shows each crop with at least three companionable crops and as many as four incompatible crops. Whether you are planting Tomatoes and Onions or Carrots and Corn, the proper pairing of your plants can have a major impact on your eventual harvest and the quality of your vegetables.
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"Slow Cooker Recipes", "Barbecue Recipes", "Cheesecake Recipes", "Chinese Recipes", "89 Coffee Recipes", "101 Chicken Wing Recipes", combine they make a complete meal.
Start with "Slow Cooker Recipes" which has 250+ Delicious Low Fat Slow Cooker Recipes. Easy to make recipes from simple ingredients that your entire family will love. Place ingredients in slow cooker before you leave for work and dinner is done when you come home!
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Spot the Green Beans (Standing in the Middle of Our Garden Looking West)
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