Sautéed Garden Bush Beans

Today I was walking past my vegetable garden after I finished cutting the grass and noticed something purple. It was the Royal Burgundy purple bush beans that I planted (actually I had to replant them three times) ! Finally SOMETHING was ready in my garden besides lettuce.100_3010
It’s been a pretty wet spring and summer so far, including some pretty nasty torrential downpours and a tornado warning, with a few extremely hot and humid heat waves (45C/113F degrees) thrown in for good measure. The weeds have overtaken my vegetable garden ~sigh~ but if they’re green and a alive, it’s okay with me! After the browns of last summer’s drought, I’m happy to see green this year. I can still see the heritage ‘Pink Banana’ winter squash wandering about and the drying bulbs of the poppies stretching above the dill. So it’s all good……. I’ll get outdoors one of these days and savagely pull out the weeds. You see there is a ‘method to my madness’ as the weeds are SO much easier to pull right after a rain storm (I’m waiting…..and waiting…..) when they are so big and I can grab them by the handful. Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!100_3000
Anyway, I picked a handful purple beans – that’s one of the reasons that I plant colourful veggies like purple beans and yellow zucchini: they’re easier to find……..among the weeds.
After I rinsed off the purple beans, I sautéed them in olive oil and added some chopped garlic and a pinch of salt. They started out bright purple and quickly turned typically green when they heated up – like magic! A lunch feast fit for a queen! I have to thank Jeanette for showing me that beans cooked this way are absolutely heavenly.100_3006

Sautéed garden bush Beans
Garden beans (yellow, green, purple) – whole or pieces
1 Tablespoon Extra virgin Olive Oil
1+ Teaspoons of minced Garlic (I like LOTS of garlic)
Pinch of Salt (optional)
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the beans and garlic and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Eat and enjoy! Thanks Jeanette!

Ready to eat - Yum!

Ready to eat – Yum!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LFFL
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 20:09:38

    I wish I had food in a garden. I could eat all the time without going anywhere.


  2. df
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 16:56:23

    We have shared the wet weather and now the uncommon amount of weeding required this year – isn’t it crazy out there! Love your treatment for the purple/green beans. Bet you enjoyed those!


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