Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Shades of Purple and Green Beans

Thank you to those of you who came by last week to see my little harvest.

I have another small harvest to share, some purple and green pole beans.
I cannot remember what the green climbing beans are called, but the are Climbing Purple Cascade Beans,
 I have been growing violas in pots to garnish cakes and cupcakes. 
 I took some cutting of the lavender to make lavender sugar, but I left most of it for the bees. 
 I saw a couple of tomatoes in the greenhouse turning red, but not quite ready.
Our apple tree is doing great this year, I wonder if we will actually get to enjoy any though as we keep finding some on the ground knocked down by the breeze.

I won't be harvesting plump juice blueberries this year, the hot weather has shrivelled these and no amount of water is going to save them, even the birds aren't interested in them. 
Please do come back next week when I will show off some of my homegrown courgettes.  I  am sharing this post with  Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave over Our Happy Acres.  

Oh before I go,  I promised some of you that I would share the Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie, please see my previous blog post.  For those of you who may want to know what is American about the Pie, well the recipe is American.   Also  whether its right or wrong the movie 'American Pie' (1999) has made the fruit filled pie  synonymous with the United States of America.  Its not something we eat in Britain. 

17 comments:

  1. I love how your nail polish goes with the theme!
    Nature brings us the most beautiful things.

    ADRI IN PINKINSTAGRAM

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  2. Your veg looks lovely. Have you a favorite pie?

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    1. Thanks e. I am more into Savoury veggie pies.

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  3. love your photos - esp the one of the tomatoes. I am surprised that you say that the fruit filled pie is American - I thought it was quite british (but perhaps more the apple pie) ans was something we had a lot when I was young - though I think of the lattice topping as American.

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    1. Thank you, mostly D's pictures. I think its the lattice topping that makes it American, in the UK we are more crumble that fruit pies. I think Mr Kipling apple pies give the impression that its British, but I have never had them ever at anyones home in the UK, don't even recall them at school dinners either.

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  4. ...so pretty! I love your purple beans...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  5. The purple beans are lovely. Too bad about the blueberries though. Have you ever made a lavender simple syrup? I've made that and added it to tea. The lavender sugar is nice to make too.

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    1. Thank you Dave. I haven't made lavender simple syrup, I will try one day as I adore violet syrup

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  6. Isn't it exciting to see everything ripening? I love growing purple beans. My favourite is Blauhilde.

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    1. Thanks Matron, I do tend to grow blauhilde and have so in the past, these were picked up from a garden centre. I only managed to grow some veg from seed this year as our greenhouse was damaged quite badly this year.

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  7. Oh poor blueberries! Cn you use them as dried fruit d'you think?

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, sadly not they were still developing.

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  8. I think I'm going to have to find some purple nail polish, especially for bean picking. Perfectly coordinated x

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    1. Thank you.
      The nail vanish is Barry M brand.I only use two make up brands, Urban Decay is the other.

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  9. Fruit filled pies are an American thing, huh?! I never knew. I mean, we recently joked about the expression "as American as apple pie" since really, the apple itself seems to have originated in Kazakhstan.

    Beautiful photos of all your yummies! We just harvested purple beans last night. They're so lovely and so easy to pick!

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