Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Half Runners

My grandmother told me to plant half runners this year, and I've been waiting for them to get long and plump.  I finally had a day I could go pick a batch from the garden. 

When I brought them up, I had a helper to string them for me while I chopped potatoes and onions and garlic.
Our HVAC had died and we were trying not to heat up the house, so I cooked them on the grill burner.  They were delicious!  I am hoping I will have enough to can a bunch in addition to eating them fresh.  I love green beans. 

21 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Made a whole meal out of them the other day

Annette said...

I bet they tasted yummy on the grill. So sorry to hear your AC stopped working in this weather...stay cool! (I love your helper.)

Tom said...

with this heat, I'm a half runner!

PioneerPreppy said...

My son would love you forever too he is the biggest green bean fan I know of. He would be right there helping as well.

Tanya Breese said...

what a cute helper! i love green beans too...sorry about your ac :(

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I like beans stir fried with soy, ginger and some garlic.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How delicious!!! I hope you get your a/c running soon.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What an adorable picture! I believe in teaching boys to cook, so they can take care of themselves when they move out. I have never heard of this kind of beans, but I love green beans. Are there any whole runners? Will you wait till next year to get your air fixed? Thankfully it is to get a bit cooler the rest of the week.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I've never heard of half runners--is that another name for green beans, or a type of green beans? I bet they taste good. And what a cute helper you had!

alissa apel said...

I looks like you have a great helper there.

We just canned tomato sauce this last weekend. I want to work on jam, but will wait until the weather cools down a bit.

camp and cottage living said...

What a cute helper, Lisa! I love green beans with onion and new potatoes-yum.

Lin said...

Yum! Fresh from the garden...can't be beat!

Hope the air is fixed soon. And without too much effort and change.

Mildred said...

This variety was my mom's favorite and is what John always grew for her. Your helper is so sweet.

Betsy Adams said...

What a great helper you have.... He's such a CUTIE...

Bet that dinner and especially those half-runners were delicious... YUM...

Hope you get your AC fixed soon.. It's been SO hot here... Maybe it's not as hot where you are... I HOPE.

Hugs,
Betsy

Endah Murniyati said...

You have a cute helper

Linda said...

Good job all the way around.

Sally said...

You sure had a precious little helper there, Lisa.

I hadn't heard the term half runners, but they sure look nice.

xoxo

Buttons Thoughts said...

I love green beans too and you helper looks like he is enjoying himself very much. Too bad about the AC it has been hot here too. Hug B

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This photo reminds me of when I used to break the green beans with my grandma. Good memories :)

Small Kucing said...

cooking in a grill? Sure sound delicious .

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yum!
love
tweedles