Tag Archives: Green Beans.

Veggie Plots & Pots

I finely got out and turned my veggie Plots. They have been covered In “White Nancy” (?) and or wild pea.  They reseed themselves, keeps the weed down and look pretty in the California late winter.  When they start to fade I know its time to till136_1688

Not much look at now; but seeded with radishes, lettuce, and chard.136_1691

But how do you like my wire bed frame for my peas and green beans?

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And pot for carrots.

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Here’s the video I got the idea from.  Love his heavy on the pots garden.

Oh, and the crooked path to my compost bins.  *:)

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Poor covered Peacock.  The wild pea just goes crazy.

Hooping & Green Bean Soup

Almost daily I get a text between 3:00 and 4:00 inviting me to hoop with Andrea and her neighbor girls. Brianna, 11, is a natural. She learns moves/tricks and then show us how “easy” they are. Yea, if your a natural!

This is a very fun part of my day. I found the fun of hooping (yay!) in August of 2010. In fact I was looking for a fun (emphasis on fun) physical activity. At 52 I needed a fun physical activity. I was sitting to much.

Years of standing as a hair dresser had help me stay some what trim, but my pulse (and weight) were rising… steadily. So I was looking when I saw a FB post about a hoop jam.  I loved it, and now I love the fun I get to have with Andrea and Brianna.  And other friends.  *:)

 

Green Bean Soup

Ready to Pour

1 pound of fresh green beans

~1/2 to 1 cup water

~1 to 2 cups milk

salt & pepper to taste

Water and milk amounts give you playing room with the thickness & creaminess of the soup.

 

rinse green beans

steam green beans with water until very soft (I do this in the microwave)

“blend” with water             I ad salt here

(I just use enough water to not kill my machine)

add warmed milk to desired thickness

pour over rice for a meal or serve a small bowl as a side dish.

lots of rice for this meal

add Pepper to taste

ready to eat

I don’t heat the milk in summer for a very refreshing side dish soup.