Saturday, January 22, 2011

Abundance

So much of everything in the garden at the moment. Leading the field is the beans,
all doing incredibly well. The other day i picked over a kilo and left quite a few on the vines to mature and dry.
I made our favourite Olive Oil Beans with this big harvest.

Olive Oil Beans
 1 kilo of Beans, any variety, I used a mixture
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large onions
4 cloves garlic
2 cans peeled and chopped tomatoes or the equivalent fresh if you have them

Saute onions and garlic in the oil gently for about twenty minutes until they are soft and sweet
Add the tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of fresh herbs (oregano works well)
Add the beans and bring to a simmer
Place a sheet of baking paper on top of beans, weigh it down with a plate
Simmer for about two hours
these are great hot or cold, i put a batch in the freezer as I think they will freeze well.
 
There for a while I was worried that i wouldn't get any cucumbers, i needn't have, they are coming thick and fast now as are the tomatoes and today we ate the first of the corn.




I am busy most of the day either, getting the garden ready for the hot weather which has arrived and looks set to stay for a bit, or preserving and cooking the produce. It feels like a full time job.











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