1 1/2 lbs. beans
1 tablespoon sesame seed
2 tablespoon rice or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Add 1" water to pan and heat to boil, add beans and cook 5 minutes uncovered. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer. Saute in a separate pan the sesame seed 2 minutes stirring often until brown ; then golden brown. Remove from pan. Stir in vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and red pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes longer. Drain beans and place in a large bowl. Pour sesame mix over beans and toss until evenly coated.
Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
While out scouting the garden, I spotted 2 bugs I have never seen before - check these guys out!
Both very stunning but this second one caught my eye because I swear that spot looks just like a penny. I coined him the "penny bug" and saw mention of him in the latest issue of "Organic Gardening". He's a big ole' bug that preys on other bugs with his hook-like mouth. It does look very nasty in real life and I bet can really hurt!
When it comes to beetles though, Mr. Cardinal has a different view - dinner! I watched him jump around trying to catch this bug and managed to snap his victory in a photo.
The American Gold Finches prefer to dine on the sunflower seeds which are developing in the flower now. I did some research and found two varieties of sunflower that grow really large and produce some giant seeds which are edible for people to eat - so I will be ordering them for next year.
How cool is that?