Monday, June 15, 2009

Putting up beans.

Our garden is doing so well! In the last week or so everything seems to have really come along. 

Lots o' tomato action...but this post's about beans!

Here's a look at ONE day's worth of bean picking! This is the biggest mixing bowl I have.  So...what to do with all these beans? Freeze them, of course! Freezing green beans is one of the easiest ways to preserve food. It's as easy as:

1. Pick green beans. Snap off ends.
2. Blanche in boiling water for 3 minutes, then plunge into ice water for 3 minutes.
3. Drain, bag, and freeze!

Of course, for more, um, specific directions, look here. Yummy! 


Jenny said...

Wow, you have a little farm! We are growing cherry tomatoes (my childhood favorite) this year and that's about it. Jordan and I are soooo good at killing plants. It's funny, because his dad is a talented landscaper (with a bachelor's degree from Clemson and everything). He owns and runs his own company. Jordan prefers computers and won't be taking over the family business.

Denise said...

Those look amazing! You are really admired by me for keeping up a garden, pregnant, in the Georgia heat. I was having morning sickness when we had ours and I just *could not* get out there, since heat was a huge trigger. All our work went to nothing. Looks yum!