I have been picking berries and that is temporarily suspended for the summer. Red raspberries will bear once more this season, in September.
Now in the heat of summer my attention is turning to the big garden. My beans are bearing. Green beans may sound boring to some. But not to us. We have found a tasty way to eat them. We use butter, spice, garlic and seasoned salt.
I don’t recall where the idea for this recipe came from. So I will give you some starting quantities. You may alter them to your taste.
Spiced Green Beans
- Cook or steam about 1 quart of your cleaned and snipped beans. (You may choose to cut them, but we cook them whole and enjoy them that way.)
- When they have some crispness still in them (to your liking), drain them
- Add 1-2 T. butter
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. spice or more to taste (I like oregano, experiment with others, if you like.)
- 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
- Stir them up and serve.
photo credit: Wenda Grabau