Monday, October 31, 2011

Harvest Monday 10-31-2011

It has been way too many months since I have participated in Harvest Monday - a place to share with others what is happening in our own little corner of the garden world. Go to Daphne's Dandelions to read what some of my garden friends are sharing.

Yes, I have been MIA from my garden blog (read post here) and I have missed reading all my favorite garden blogs. Slowly I am trying to read a few here and there.

I did not do a very good job this year of keeping track of my harvest. I was so disappointed by the damage that the extreme heat and drought were taking on my garden. I just couldn't keep up with the watering. BUT thanks to cooler temps, the garden is showing signs of life again. Although small, I am thankful for the harvest especially when I read that so many already have snow on the ground!

Harvest this week:

  • Bell Peppers 4.9 oz
  • Green Beans 9.0 oz
  • Okra 3.4 oz
  • Tomatoes 3.4 oz

I experimented with the green beans and sauteed them with butter, garlic, and almonds. Larry and I both enjoyed them and I know I will cook them this way again. What is your favorite way to cook fresh green beans?




  1. My favorite thing to do with green beans is to simply steam the whole bean (tip ends removed) until tender but firm, and then serve with a little butter and a sprinkle of salt. Simple but absolutely delicious! Glad to see you back blogging.

  2. kitsapFG, I will steam the next green beans I harvest. This sounds simple and delicious - my favorite combination!