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Beautiful-to-Look-at Veggies

June 11th, 2012 by Lila Steinhoff


A Treat for the Eyes

An aspect of growing your own vegetables that you may not have thought about is that they are very pleasing to the eye. Fresh veggies can be beautiful.  The tomatoes, green beans and okra from my garden earlier this year were picture perfect… so I took pictures.

Juliets and Romas


Green Beans

 Wish These Were Mine

To be honest, I did not grow these radishes. I got them from a local fruit and vegetable vendor. I had gone in for lettuce, but when I saw these, I had to have them. They were snow white on the inside, no flaws on the outside, and the radish greens were as crisp as if they had just been pulled from the ground. Radish greens can be used in salads.

How could anything, that were as pretty as these, not be delicious?

Radishes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and are ready for the table in just five weeks. There are many varieties, so there is something for everyone’s taste.

My grandmother grew horseradish every couple of years.  When she would grind the horseradish in preparation for preserving it, eyes watered all over the neighborhood. I remember it well.

Fresh tastes good.

Besides looking good and  being good for you, fresh-from-the-garden vegetables taste so-o-o good.

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

Fried Green Tomatoes

A couple of my favorites are green beans sauteed with a little bacon and onion and fried green tomatoes… a staple of my childhood that I still love. No cornmeal, though. They have to be dipped in flour with just a sprinkle of salt.





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