This is the first year I've planted yellow wax beans in the garden. It was purely by accident. I went to the feed store to get green beans, and, well; one should always have their glasses on when shopping. That's all I'm sayin. By the time I realized my mistake, they were sprouting. So I let them go. I have yet to can any. Not because we aren't getting them coming in, but because we have discovered roasted beans. The clouds parted and the angels were singing! It takes a lot of beans to roast, and you will eat every one I promise. Just toss them with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Preheat your oven to 450. Spread them out even on a cookie sheet. Bake in the 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. Toss once about half way through the time. Enjoy!
I always knew about roasted potatoes. Who doesn't. Then I learned about roasted carrots. Now roasted beans. I'm thinking this roasting thing is going to be my new go to. I still need to can beans for winter, but I think I'm gonna keep them whole and try roasting them from the jar. It's an experiment in the making.
The squash is covering me up. I have grated Zucchini, and sauteed Zucchini and put them in the freezer. I've made Zucchini relish. I've also sauteed yellow squash for the freezer. We've had it for dinner multiple times as well. In fact I will cook some for just myself some lunches. I still have it coming in.
So far I have about 4.5 lbs of blueberries which is more than I thought I would get. The blackberries are coming in as well. All in all, I'm very pleased with the results.
I have to say I like the "Back to Eden" garden. I know it isn't at it's full potential this year, but it has seriously cut down on the amount of maintenance needed for my garden. I can't wait to get all I want covered in wood chips done.
So do you have a garden this year? How's it going? Share your stories or pics! I would love to see them!