Friday, August 19, 2011

A Bean Question

I have a question. A bean question. Or, rather, a question about beans. I got home today after a lengthy (for me) absence from home. Can you guess what I did as soon as I got home? I ran (well, more like sauntered) out to my garden to look things over. Among other things, my green beans are producing. And I guess they've been producing for what looks like almost the entire time (3 weeks) I've been gone. There are beans of all maturity, but lots of older ones. Could I use just plain old green beans as dried beans? Could I pick the older ones, dry them, and cook them up later instead of throwing them into the compost heap? Would it be worth the work, or would I be better off to use them as compost, and try a true dried bean variety next season? I've never grown dried beans before, and now am at a total loss as to what to do with this multitude of old beans.

Thank you for any and all help you can give me. Oh, and I know that was more than one question, but I was sort of on a roll. Besides, it's been a long day, and maybe, I might kind of be suffering from the effects of 2 bowls of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I sort of didn't stop after the first one. True story.

Just One Simple Human Bean

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's for Dinner Tonight?

I've been visiting here at a hospital, and some of the patients have mentioned there's alot of turkey served at meal time. Turkey meat is healthy! It has less fat than beef. It's very versatile, and it tastes good! Hmmmm, but perhaps that's not the only reason???? Look what was crossing the road right in front of my car this morning! I stopped and waited while they walked on by. Whoever said beef is what's for dinner, hasn't spent much time here!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ahhhh, friends!

I have been out of town and staying with a friend for the past few days. I needed to leave for awhile this morning to do a few things, and she wanted to send me off with something to eat. You know, so I wouldn't have to even think about what to have, or where to go for a snack or lunch. I tried to tell her I was fine, and she didn't have to worry, but she wasn't having any part of that. What a sweetie! Check out what she packed for me. Oh, and she added in a bottle of water, a bottle of tea, 3 small ice packs, napkins, and silverware!