Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Watermelon (not ready yet), corn (more than ready), and lima beans.
I grew up on canned lima beans and thought they were one of the world's nastiest vegetables, and then a few years ago, we got a small bag of fresh limas at the farmer's market.
Those were a whole different vegetable.
I put in 4 small starter plants in May, and they've now covered their trellis to the point where I have to climb inside it to pick beans. But it's worth it.
As an illustration, the bean photos here - it took 3 bowls of pods to get that single bowl of beans for dinner.
But again, worth it.
And fresh corn, picked right before dinner, is a revelation. Since it's been really hot, I haven't wanted to heat up the kitchen with cooking, but I've found out you can quickly steam corn in the Instant Pot. Also the lima beans. Also the stuffed peppers I made the other night. Instant Pot, where have you been all my life?