This isn’t revolutionary and it really isn’t even a recipe. But up until this year, I’ve pretty much only eaten fresh green beans steamed. I have to say that squeak really creeps me out! But it’s fine. Add some butter and salt and it’s an acceptable vegetable addition. But this year I wanted to change things up….especially since I have an exorbitant amount of beans coming in! I planted two green bean tepees this year. 5 poles with 5 plants around each pole. So I have 50 bean plants! I want to eat a ton and share a lot and preserve a lot. I think I’m on track for all of that! Continue reading
I know some people are completely freaked out about “trash picking”. I guess I view it more like, “I would buy that if they had a garage sale, but they threw it out instead!” Two nights ago, my kids and I drove by a house that was being sold and in front was a plethora of items. You could tell it was a home of an elderly person because the items were not what you would find in Target. They were rough hewn boxes, a sturdy dresser, heavy benches, a tall skinny utility table… For me, they were things I would have bought at their sale for sure! Here’s a peek at some of the items I found that I’ve already put to use.