Green Bean Growing Newbie

I have a confession to make .... this is the first year I've ever grown green beans. I know, I know -- how can I call myself a gardener having never grown what is quite possibly the easiest vegetable to grow? ...more

Fresh Green Beans, straight from our garden to our table

It's Memorial Day and the garden is starting to come in already!  Today we picked our first batch of green beans.  Here's what we created with them: Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Sesame Green Beans


Coconut Green Beans

Coconut Green Beans are Drop Dead Delicious! My boys gobble them right up. And they are super easy to make. One of my favorite vegetable recipes ever!Full recipe: ...more

Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Quinoa with Grilled Summer Squash and Green Beans

Josh likes to go mountain biking on Saturday mornings. Mountain biking is not my thing, I am still getting used to riding my bike around the neighborhood, so I gladly stay with Caleb. I love our Saturday mornings together, just me and my little pea.One of our favorite Saturday morning activities is going to the farmers market. I push Caleb in the stroller and we wander around the market. Caleb loves the commotion at the market. There are so many new things for him to look at. He waves to the people and goes crazy when he sees a dog. We have to stop to say hi to a lot of doggies:)...more

Canning Green Beans at Home

Of all the vegetables we grow, the garden area dedicated to green beans is bested only by that afforded tomatoes. We’re partial to Blue Lake bush beans, a variety with compact growth and impressive yield, but there are many suitable types—both bush and pole—on the market. Contender is another that many home gardeners swear by. Of course, whatever is growing at your local u-pick or gracing the tables of your nearest farm market will work....more
Not anymore. We bought a chest freezer. Much better for youmore

Creamy Dijon Mushroom Green Beans - Low Carb!


What the Accidental Locavore Does With Arugula, Peas, Broccoli and More

This week's farm box for the Accidental Locavore was packed full of great stuff! There were radishes, turnips (both with their greens), green and yellow beans, peas, arugula, mesclun, perfect tiny heads of broccoli, small bunches of dill, rosemary, thyme and sage and the last of the season's strawberries....more