Monday, July 19, 2010
Green Beans and Mosaic Monday
A heaping bowl, more than enough to create a fresh side dish, was picked yesterday morning and served as at dinner last night. Oh how wonderful those beans tasted. I’d forgotten what a joy fresh-from-the-garden vegetables are.
Like a musical piece there are variations on the green bean theme. We’ll have the wasband’s grandmother’s green bean trio: onions and beans sizzling a melody in bacon grease with bacon crumbled on top just before serving. A lighter, fresher solo of steamed green beans with a bit of butter and a squeeze of lemon sing summer delish. Then there’s the symphony of green beans, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes, all fresh and warm from the garden. Simply fry bacon and drain the crisp slices. Toss in the vegetables and stir with wild abandon until all are tender, but not mushy. Add the bacon before serving and voila!
I’m not worried about green beans overtaking dinner because we planted one row and the entire row did not germinate. I’m expecting enough to enjoy the fresh taste every few days until the vines are green-beaned out. Perhaps we’ll plant another row of green beans next year, but for now I’m perfectly satisfied getting to know the clean, bright taste of vegetables all over again.
Just in case I run out of ideas, would you share your favorite way to create a green bean masterpiece?
Wanna see more marvelous mosaics? Check out Little Red House