Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fresh garden beans

I picked some of the first beans from the garden today. The purple ones are a variety called Red Swan, and the stripy ones are a variety called Dragon Tongue.

They look very pretty, but when you cook them, at least with water - either steaming or boiling - the color disappears and you have just green beans again. I don't know what happens if you stir-fry them. I'm sure I'll find out soon :-)

But they were very tasty. I made them my favorite way to have green beans: boil them with potatoes and onions, and a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper. Yum! We had them along with a ham steak I bought from the farmers market (local farmer, no nitrates, etc.), and some corn bread.


adrienne said...

Those are beautiful! I think I need a trip to the local farm stand. :)

ICQB said...

Hi adrienne!

If you lived closer, I'd gladly give you some of mine - they're coming in at a rate now that's more than we can eat!