Monday, March 21, 2016

In my hand #fmy52weeksofmemories

In my hand this week was a colander. It lives on the retaining wall of my veggie patch.
 
I planted purple climbing beans next to the cubby house after the sweet peas had finished.
 
It's been such a long, hot season. I squeezed a crop of purple climbing beans right at the end.
 
I made a bean salad with what I picked. The weird thing is when they are cooked, the purple beans turn green.
 
A salad that is fondly remembered from my childhood. Mum said she got it from an Italian friend Alina. It involves garlic, vinegar and olive oil.
 
I am getting a few tomatoes here and there as well. The weather has finally turned in the last week. I think Autumn is working it's way in and those lovely warm days are starting to become less and less. I am sad, I hate the cold. My capsicums have just decided to spring into action too. I hope there is enough warmth to see them to maturity.
 
I do not care how much it rains, I do not like the coldness in the breeze of the last week. I do not like it at all!
 
 
 





14 comments:

  1. I love Autumn and yes, it is creeping in. I also love the rain. Worst thing about seasons changing is finding new clothes (that fit!). I seem to be ever expanding! :(

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  2. Look at your beautiful rambling garden and vegies. So envious. I loathe the cold months too but I could never depart Melbourne. I love it here for endless reasons.

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  3. What a pity the purple beans turned green when cooked! They look so spectacular when fresh and purple!

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  4. Your garden is beautiful. It looks like you grew some great veggies. Spring is just begining here in Chicago. I am looking forward to planting my garden in about 5 or 6 weeks from now. Enjoy the rest of your weeked!

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  5. Wow your garden is wonderful. I love those purple beans.

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  6. What a glorious garden you have Alicia!! Superb!! I have grown purple beans before... all homegrown are delicious. Wishing you much happiness this week!!♥

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  7. What a fab garden. We've just moved and lost our garden. We are only here for 12 months, so not sure I can be bothered starting again, even in pots when you just have to move them.

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  8. Your garden looks lovely and of course your picture show this so beautifully.

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  9. Love the snapshots of life where you are Alicia! I also liked the connection of the salad back to your mum who got it from another person. That's special. Thanks for your lovely linky! Denyse

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  10. Purple Kings, Mr Sparky loves them. He eats them raw from the garden. You can send your cool change this way if you want.

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  11. I love that you keep a colander outside! Also I never knew purple beans existed before now and how weird that they turn green when cooked.

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  12. What a lovely garden, and your salad looks delicious :)
    Thanks for hosting your party..have a great week!

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  13. Wow! That's such a lovely garden Alicia! I'm sure even if I had the space, I'd end up killing more than growing!

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