Let’s take a little trip down memory lane, shall we? Today’s memory is gardening. It was prompted by the view from my bedroom window. This year’s garden is on its last legs. It happens every year – the sunlight grows a little less warm, leaves and vines become wilted and turn brownish.
This change in the seasons reminds me of how the whole process started. It jogs memories from the past and how early spring meant getting up extremely early (too early for a little kid to be up) and planting. Dad was the gardener in the family. My mom assisted here and there, but Dad was the one diligent about remembering to water and weed.
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Every year, I fall in love with a new vegetable. Perhaps I am a romantic at heart. It’s possible. Last year, I was fascinated by Brussels sprouts. This year it is green beans. They seem to be a mainstay in every garden. Easy to grow, but no one ever is overly excited about actually eating green beans. Let’s face it, green beans suffer from neglect. They are boiled or steamed. Their lovely green hue drained of its vibrancy. Often never seasoned. Basically, they are an afterthought. Shoved limply into the shadow of whatever main dish holds the spotlight. It’s a tragedy, especially since green beans have serious promise.
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Meal Type: Sides, Vegetarian