Hi everyone! It is SO hot here!! I can’t believe it’s 100 degrees already and it’s not even June yet! I haven’t spent too much time in my backyard and in the gardens, but I have noticed lots and lots of growth. I think we’re due an update.
So far, we’ve been able to harvest green beans, green beans, and more green beans! Last year we only had one good harvest but this year, they’re thriving!
We also harvested some okra. However, I wasn’t sure how they grew and it seems like we’re only getting a few pieces at a time. Makes it hard to cook, since fresh okra doesn’t last very long.
In my last garden post, I mentioned the thriving garden bed with large squash/zucchini leaves. We went to Houston a few weeks ago and before we left, it looked like we had a promising zucchini. However, when we returned, the whole bed was mostly dead. It did leave us with a nice sized yellow squash that we were able to harvest-our first!
We also noticed when we got back from Houston that our watermelon plant decided to vine itself up our fence. We let it be and a couple days later, we had a little surprise!
As for our other plants…I thought our eggplant was dead, but the plants are really looking bigger. Our corn is amazingly tall, and we also have little tomatoes . Today, I noticed that our bell peppers are finally growing!
I think this year’s gardens are a success so far!
So with all the green beans that are growing, I decided to try a new little recipe for them. There’s something so gratifying in watching the transition from farm to plate .
Parmesan Garlic Green Beans
Adapted from All Recipes
~1 lb fresh green beans
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
First, if you’re using fresh green beans, you’ll want to steam for a couple minutes to slightly soften.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute until slightly browned. Next stir in the green beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook until beans are tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
I served this with meatballs and gravy with rice. Isaac was definitely more open to try them with the Parmesan cheese. They were yummy! But to be honest…I could have done away with the cheese! I thought they were delicious with garlic, salt, and pepper .
If you have a garden, how is it doing? What did you have for dinner?
Thanks for reading.