Summer’s Bounty

Tomato plants are pruned, bean plants are staked and supported, late summer radish crop is planted, cucumber trellises have been raised, and all my work was rewarded with a lovely harvest.   I picked my first crop of wax beans/string beans today!  It was a small bunch, but enough for a side dish for my husband and I for dinner.  These purple beans turn green when cooked.

We grew a new type of beet this year, and for the life of me, I can’t remember the variety. Isn’t it a beautiful red color? Very jewel-like! The inside of the beets were white with pink rings. They were so sweet!
I also pulled some very large turnips today. A lot of people prefer them smaller, but I let them get a bit bigger because to cook them I slice them about a quarter inch thick, then coat with olive oil and seasoning…and grill.

Last but not least, I got a big bunch of Swiss chard. I will make beans and greens with this and the Bolita beans that I grew last year.

The best part of today was that I even had time to work on some of my jewelry! I made a ring, and finshed off some of my resin cabochons.
How was YOUR day?

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