The fruits or vegetables of our labor…or not

11 Sep


A few months back I did a post about our Magic Garden, well the time has come to show it off.

Here is a shot of some of our beans in different stages and our Echinicha flower.  The reason we call it our Magic Garden is because a while back my dad sent me an envelope marked Irv’s magic beans. Of course I thought he was just being silly, he usually is.  When we spoke he told me that he had a photo of he and his sister in the 30′s in front of a bean plant. He’d been searching for the same heirloom bean and found it, that is what was in the envelope!  We planted them and they grew beautifully and without much attention in our garden. It is so nice to be growing something that I can pass to friends and has a great history to it.
My daughter likes to make soup from the beans, she gets out her spices and adds herbs from and vegies. Tonight she made up a “soup” with curry, cinnamon cherry tomatoes, beans and basil, it wasn’t half bad!
So when you need a quick meal don’t forget about beans even if you did not grow them yourself!
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