Friday, September 4, 2015

When Big Beans Happen to Good People

If you've grown any kind of vegetable you most likely know exactly what I'm talking about  You start out in spring with the best intentions, checking on everything often, from babying the new seedlings to taking pictures of your first harvest. I can't be the only one.

Then... well then, you've eaten zucchini in every form possible: stir fries, grilled, muffins, cakes... You've hidden it in many dishes, hoping not to see the rolling of eyes from your family. You've given away tomatoes and peppers to your enthusiastic, non-gardening friends. But now its to the point at which you almost dread looking under the leaves. Oh no, another monster summer squash,  a woody beet that has gone to flower and of course the big, lumpy beans! They're hard and stringy. Do you put them in the compost or cut them up small and hope they go unnoticed in the casserole? It happens to all of us. It makes it easier to say good bye to Summer and hello to brisk Fall days.

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