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  1. #1
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default 3 bean salad

    Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    plants. Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    salad.

    Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    growing up faster.

    I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    hide!

    nancy

  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    The Cook wrote:
    > On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 11:13:32 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:


    >> I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    >> missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    >> hide!


    > Not as well as cucumbers. I picked cukes on Thursday and ended up
    > with 15 pounds including 4 huge ones. When I sliced the large ones I
    > had 6 quarts. I picked again today and found a bunch more. One of
    > them weighed 1.75 pounds.


    No kidding! I've seen cucumber plants, certainly weeded a few
    rows, but I was never there when it came time to pick them.

    > Yesterday I made 9 pints of bread & butter pickles. The 6 quarts of
    > large cukes are soaking in lime for hamburger dills. The rest are
    > also soaking in lime water for sweet pickles. Earlier this week I
    > made 6.5 quarts of Kosher dills and 6 pints of sweets. Maybe another
    > batch of bread and butter before I quit pickling.


    Nice. At some point, though, you have to think you have enough
    pickles for the year.

    My tomatoes are still green. I wish at least one would ripen. I bought
    some basil olive oil at O & Co., and some mozzarella, some melba toast.
    I just need a tomato.

    nancy

  3. #3
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 11:13:32 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >plants. Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    >salad.
    >
    >Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    >growing up faster.
    >
    >I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    >missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    >hide!
    >
    >nancy


    Not as well as cucumbers. I picked cukes on Thursday and ended up
    with 15 pounds including 4 huge ones. When I sliced the large ones I
    had 6 quarts. I picked again today and found a bunch more. One of
    them weighed 1.75 pounds.

    Yesterday I made 9 pints of bread & butter pickles. The 6 quarts of
    large cukes are soaking in lime for hamburger dills. The rest are
    also soaking in lime water for sweet pickles. Earlier this week I
    made 6.5 quarts of Kosher dills and 6 pints of sweets. Maybe another
    batch of bread and butter before I quit pickling.

  4. #4
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    "Nancy Young" wrote:
    > Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    > plants. �Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    > salad. �


    That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?

    > Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    > growing up faster.
    >
    > I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    > missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    > hide!


    My snow peas are coming in fast and furious, those are designed for
    hiding, viewed edgewise they're virtually invisable. They are so
    good, no comparison to those old limp things in the stupidmarket... I
    pick them small (about 2") before the strings form, I don't bother to
    cook them, they're nice raw in a salad. I neglected to plant sugar
    peas this year, those are delicious.




  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Sheldon wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" wrote:
    >> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >> plants. �Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    >> salad. �

    >
    > That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?


    (laugh) Not 25 kinds of beans. 25 beans. That's my big
    haul so far.

    >> I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    >> missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    >> hide!

    >
    > My snow peas are coming in fast and furious, those are designed for
    > hiding, viewed edgewise they're virtually invisable. They are so
    > good, no comparison to those old limp things in the stupidmarket... I
    > pick them small (about 2") before the strings form, I don't bother to
    > cook them, they're nice raw in a salad.


    Oh, do I love snow peas. I can picture what you say about them
    hiding. Next year I will have a somewhat bigger garden, and I will
    try to fit them in.

    I love fresh green beans, but it's been a long time since I had
    any this fresh and boy, are they tasty. Worth it.

    nancy


  6. #6
    enigma Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Sheldon <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    ups.com:

    > I neglected to plant sugar
    > peas this year, those are delicious.


    try planting some in mid to late August for a fall crop.
    that's when i put in my second run of cool weather crops like
    the brassicas, lettuces & radishes. peas should do ok then
    too.

    lee
    --
    Last night while sitting in my chair
    I pinged a host that wasn't there
    It wasn't there again today
    The host resolved to NSA.

  7. #7
    Kswck Guest

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    "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    "Nancy Young" wrote:
    > Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    > plants. ?Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    > salad. ?


    That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?

    > Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    > growing up faster.
    >
    > I certainly know what people mean when they say they
    > missed some beans and they got too large ... those suckers
    > hide!


    My snow peas are coming in fast and furious, those are designed for
    hiding, viewed edgewise they're virtually invisable. They are so
    good, no comparison to those old limp things in the stupidmarket... I
    pick them small (about 2") before the strings form, I don't bother to
    cook them, they're nice raw in a salad. I neglected to plant sugar
    peas this year, those are delicious.

    Wish I could grow peas. They die every year.




  8. #8
    aem Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    On Jul 19, 10:49*am, Sheldon <PENMAR...@aol.com> wrote:
    > My snow peas are coming in fast and furious, those are designed for
    > hiding, viewed edgewise they're virtually invisable. *They are so
    > good, no comparison to those old limp things in the stupidmarket... I
    > pick them small (about 2") before the strings form, I don't bother to
    > cook them, they're nice raw in a salad.


    Also really good with scrambled eggs. Soft mild eggs, crispy fresh
    snowpeas, topped with fresh tomato salsa -- great combination of
    textures and flavors. -aem


  9. #9
    aem Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    On Jul 19, 10:59 am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > I love fresh green beans, but it's been a long time since I had
    > any this fresh and boy, are they tasty. Worth it.
    >

    Here's something you'll like when your tomatoes ripen.

    1. Cut 1/2 lb. fresh green beans into short lengths, about 1/2".
    Drop into boiling water until just tender, 2 to 5 minutes, depending
    on size and freshness. Drain and cool under running water, drain
    again.

    2. Slice a large garlic clove or two in half and rub all over crusty
    bread (slightly stale is good), then toast or grill until lightly
    browned.

    3. Tear the bread into small cubes, 1/2" to 1", and toss with:
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 tomatoes, chopped roughly
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice OR favorite vinegar (I think
    maybe not balsamic)
    salt and pepper
    at least 1/4 cup chopped basil or flat-leaf parsley

    This Garlic Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Green Beans from Mark
    Bittman. -aem

  10. #10
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    aem wrote:
    > On Jul 19, 10:59 am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> I love fresh green beans, but it's been a long time since I had
    >> any this fresh and boy, are they tasty. Worth it.
    >>

    > Here's something you'll like when your tomatoes ripen.
    >
    > 1. Cut 1/2 lb. fresh green beans into short lengths, about 1/2".
    > Drop into boiling water until just tender, 2 to 5 minutes, depending
    > on size and freshness. Drain and cool under running water, drain
    > again.
    >
    > 2. Slice a large garlic clove or two in half and rub all over crusty
    > bread (slightly stale is good), then toast or grill until lightly
    > browned.
    >
    > 3. Tear the bread into small cubes, 1/2" to 1", and toss with:
    > 1/4 cup olive oil
    > 2 tomatoes, chopped roughly
    > 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice OR favorite vinegar (I think
    > maybe not balsamic)
    > salt and pepper
    > at least 1/4 cup chopped basil or flat-leaf parsley
    >
    > This Garlic Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Green Beans from Mark
    > Bittman.


    Hey, that's right up my alley, thanks! I will make that.

    nancy

  11. #11
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Kswck wrote:
    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote



    > "Nancy Young" wrote:
    >> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >> plants. ?Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    >> salad. ?

    >
    > That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?


    Sorry, I was making a joke about 3 bean salad because I only
    had 3 beans to pick at first. What does one do with 3 beans.

    Other than just eat them raw right there. Heh.

    nancy

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad


    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8sydnd[email protected] ..
    > Kswck wrote:
    >> "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote

    >
    >
    >> "Nancy Young" wrote:
    >>> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >>> plants. ?Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    >>> salad. ?

    >>
    >> That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?

    >
    > Sorry, I was making a joke about 3 bean salad because I only
    > had 3 beans to pick at first. What does one do with 3 beans.
    >
    > Other than just eat them raw right there. Heh.
    >
    > nancy


    Put them on top of a salad.

    :-)


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Kswck wrote:

    >
    > "Sheldon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > "Nancy Young" wrote:
    >> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >> plants. ?Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    >> salad. ?

    >
    > That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?


    Green beans. Twenty-five of 'em. If you could find a large enough bean,
    you could be satisfied eating a one-bean salad.


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  14. #14
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    On Jul 19, 2:15�pm, enigma <eni...@evil.net> wrote:
    > Sheldon <PENMAR...@aol.com> wrote innews:[email protected]
    > ups.com:
    >
    > > �I neglected to plant sugar
    > > peas this year, those are delicious.

    >
    > �try planting some in mid to late August for a fall crop.
    > that's when i put in my second run of cool weather crops like
    > the brassicas, lettuces & radishes. peas should do ok then
    > too.


    I don't have much luck with late second crops, the weather turns too
    cold too soon. I do better by using that space for slower growing
    crops like the cabbages, celery, and bulb fennel (Florence fennel). I
    planted a lot of fennel this year, they're doing well. The cabbages,
    celery and fennel need a long growing season and get huge so they kind
    of fill in the spaces left by the harvested crops and don't really
    take off untiI don't have much luck with planting cool weather second
    crops in mid summer, it's too hot here then... and if I wait for
    cooler weather like in mid September l the cool weather arrives. I'm
    also pretty tired of beans and peas by then and have quite a bit
    frozen too, so I don't want a second crop. Cabbages store well and
    can keep months in the fridge. I use a lot of the celery in soups and
    stews and then it freezes well. I love fennel, it keeps for like two
    months in the fridge but I usually eat it all raw well before I need
    to concern myself with spoilage.... I don't much care for braised
    fennel bulbs (don't like the texture), in fact I find that wasteful as
    I much prefer eating fennel raw, crisp cold fennel with a little
    kosher salt for dipping is delicious. I dry a bunch of the fennel
    stalks, they're great for smoking grilled fresh sausage, and even
    chicken... they'd make a nice rack for fish but I don't stink up my
    grill with fish.

    I already get way too much from my garden, I bet I give away half...
    and I trade with neighbors as we grow different things... I think
    trading works best... we have no extra work and get the biggest
    variety. My next door neighbor keeps me supplied with garlic, onions,
    and potatoes... I load him up with all kinds of lettuces, and cabbage,
    and winter squash, and whatever else is bountiful... we don't keep
    score, all anyone can use is better than compost. It's been very hot
    and my roamaine has begun to bolt, so I called the gal who runs the
    kitchen at the golf course clubhouse down the road and she'll take
    them, brought her two big garbage bags full this morning... I
    sometimes have dinner there so there's reciprocity, and I get invited
    to several of their functions, they are constantly having dinners and
    cookouts for every occasion they can think up. Tonight is the Big
    Bash, a huge cookout at their pavilion by a pond, there's monsterous
    cook grill dead center of this stone and wood gazebo thing must be 100
    feet diameter. I would have gone but the last time I went as soon as
    teh sun goes down the mosquitos at me alive, and there is no place to
    hide. Anyway I can see their fireworks display from the back of my
    house, and it's better than straining my neck fo ra half hour having
    to look straight up.


  15. #15
    Sheldon Guest

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    "Nancy Young" wrote:
    > > "Sheldon" wrote
    > > "Nancy Young" wrote:
    > >> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    > >> plants. ?Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean
    > >> salad. ?

    >
    > > That's a lotta kinds of beans to grow, what all are they?

    >
    > Sorry, I was making a joke about 3 bean salad because I only
    > had 3 beans to pick at first. �What does one do with 3 beans.



    Throw them out your window and next morning start climbing.


    Fe Fi Fo Fum... I'm gonna eat you!


    The Giant <G>

  16. #16
    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:[email protected] ..
    > Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    > plants. Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean salad.
    > Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    > growing up faster.
    >
    > I certainly know what people mean when they say they missed some beans and
    > they got too large ... those suckers hide!
    >
    > nancy


    I thought about you this morning as I picked mine. You really do have to
    lift the plants and see what is down there. If you don't get them all and
    they form seeds, they stop producing.

    One thing to do if you only have a few beans is Insalata Russa.

    Dice small and cook:
    carrot
    potato
    cook some frozen peras very briefly
    and some greenbeans.
    Cut the beans into small lengths like the other ingredients.

    Mix all with some good, highly seasoned mayonnaise and cool. This is
    usually served as antipasto here. It's not spectacular, just nice. Sort of
    Italian comfort food.



  17. #17
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Giusi said...

    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > news:[email protected] ..
    >> Not a recipe, I mean I started out with 3 beans from my
    >> plants. Saved them up and today, I'm up to a 25 bean salad.
    >> Tomorrow I start over, with any luck more beans will start
    >> growing up faster.
    >>
    >> I certainly know what people mean when they say they missed some beans
    >> and they got too large ... those suckers hide!
    >>
    >> nancy

    >
    > I thought about you this morning as I picked mine. You really do have
    > to lift the plants and see what is down there. If you don't get them
    > all and they form seeds, they stop producing.
    >
    > One thing to do if you only have a few beans is Insalata Russa.
    >
    > Dice small and cook:
    > carrot
    > potato
    > cook some frozen peras very briefly
    > and some greenbeans.
    > Cut the beans into small lengths like the other ingredients.
    >
    > Mix all with some good, highly seasoned mayonnaise and cool. This is
    > usually served as antipasto here. It's not spectacular, just nice.
    > Sort of Italian comfort food.



    I always wondered, why only three beans?!?

    Best,

    Andy
    Never on a Sunday


  18. #18
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Giusi wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio


    >> I certainly know what people mean when they say they missed some
    >> beans and they got too large ... those suckers hide!


    > One thing to do if you only have a few beans is Insalata Russa.
    >
    > Dice small and cook:
    > carrot
    > potato
    > cook some frozen peras very briefly
    > and some greenbeans.
    > Cut the beans into small lengths like the other ingredients.
    >
    > Mix all with some good, highly seasoned mayonnaise and cool. This is
    > usually served as antipasto here. It's not spectacular, just nice.
    > Sort of Italian comfort food.


    Sounds nice! And I'm pretty partial to comfort food, myself.

    Today we are going to the local farmer's market. First time.
    It's open every Sunday during the summer. Usually we go to
    farm stands, this should be fun, seeing what they have to offer
    now.

    nancy

  19. #19
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Nancy Young said...

    > Giusi wrote:
    >> "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    >
    >>> I certainly know what people mean when they say they missed some
    >>> beans and they got too large ... those suckers hide!

    >
    >> One thing to do if you only have a few beans is Insalata Russa.
    >>
    >> Dice small and cook:
    >> carrot
    >> potato
    >> cook some frozen peras very briefly
    >> and some greenbeans.
    >> Cut the beans into small lengths like the other ingredients.
    >>
    >> Mix all with some good, highly seasoned mayonnaise and cool. This is
    >> usually served as antipasto here. It's not spectacular, just nice.
    >> Sort of Italian comfort food.

    >
    > Sounds nice! And I'm pretty partial to comfort food, myself.
    >
    > Today we are going to the local farmer's market. First time.
    > It's open every Sunday during the summer. Usually we go to
    > farm stands, this should be fun, seeing what they have to offer
    > now.
    >
    > nancy



    nancy,

    New Jersey!? You don't have pick-your-own farms? Slap Ron for me!!!

    You got the best tomatoes and cranberries (your state fruit).

    Go be outstanding in your field, would ya?!? <Laugh>

    Best,

    Andy

    Got great peaches too, I've heard.

  20. #20
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 3 bean salad

    Andy wrote:
    > Nancy Young said...


    >> Today we are going to the local farmer's market. First time.
    >> It's open every Sunday during the summer. Usually we go to
    >> farm stands, this should be fun, seeing what they have to offer
    >> now.


    > New Jersey!? You don't have pick-your-own farms? Slap Ron for me!!!


    Okay, he should like that ... but I can't say as I know of any
    pick-your-own tomatoes or corn.

    I bought a bunch of stuff, a nice bread with oatmeal and onions,
    delicious with butter I can already attest. Some sunflowers, they
    were all so pretty. A flat-ish bread with peppers. Sauerkraut and
    half sours right out of a barrel. No prices on those, that was the
    most money I spent. Tomatoes, 4 nice big ones that have tasty
    written all over them. Sugar plums. Etc.

    Freakin hot out there. You don't want to be picking out in the
    field today, my man.

    nancy

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