Sunday, August 21, 2011

This week's garden harvest

haricot vert, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

Besides another 30 pounds of summer squash and a few first tomatoes this week's harvest puts a smile on my face. Twenty nine years ago I went to Paris for a month. I fell in love with the fresh skinny green beans (haricot vert) and the fresh picked tomatoes. When I returned I looked for a garden space to grow these French staples and found that I could rent a space at the community gardens at UC Irvine. I am so happy that I have the space and the sunshine to grow my vegetables in my back yard in Denver. Today I preserved my extra green beans into "dilly beans" a version of a pickle. No tasting for 2 weeks while they brew.
Cucumbers and far just enough to eat one a day but with any luck many will find their way into a jar with fresh dill and herbs soon.
And the flowers are blooming...cosmos, nasturtiums, sunflowers, morning gloria and my favorites this year: giant zinnias...all from seed.
Back to the kitchen...


Marjorie said...

Denise, You could have your own roadside stand:-) As usual,everything looks wonderful.Did you do something special with the beans?

Denise said...

Yes, well I have eaten quite a few of them fresh but my extra I preserved to "dilly green beans" which will be ready to taste in 2 weeks. I am saving some for you.

Marjorie said...

I guess I need to read everything you write. My question would have been unnecessary.I'm too impatient at times. I look forward to trying the beans:-)