Monday, January 31, 2011

Bean Blunders

For the last several weeks, my exercise buddy and I have walked past a fence supporting a vine full of flowers and fruit. We keep saying how nice zucchini would taste, and today we finally got bold during our power walking and hustled inside the fence to ask.


We each bought two huge zucchini, picked them, and hurried home with visions of zucchini bread, sauteed zucchini, and new recipes dancing in our heads. I decided to cook some up for lunch to go along with our Simply Cheesy Bread Pudding. I could hardly get the knife to cut through the zucchini, and this is what it looked like when it finished cooking (we couldn't bring ourselves to eat it):

I decided that the next time I saw a SITAG employee that I would snag her and ask about my newest find. Around 4 o'clock, one of the ladies came down by our house to pick some eggplant. My exercise buddy was also visiting, so the two of us ran down the steps in the rain to catch her. When she saw the veggie I was holding in my hands, she just laughed and laughed! She explained that it was a bean that they left on the vine until it was totally dry, then they used it to scrub themselves clean. We laughed right along with her. God is giving me lots of chances to embrace humility!

6 comments:

quilt-n-mama said...

this cracks me up... it look like luffa (sp?) sponges? Once while learning language, I thought I was asking for vinegar when in reality I was asking the poor store lady to throw up in a bag:)
THinking of you friend,
Gayly

Christy said...

I'm pretty sure that is loofah. I saw some growing on the vine in California this summer. Easy to grow, in the right climate. Scrub away! ;)

tnsn4lilmcs said...

I had such a good laugh over this! It reminded me of my own bean blunder when Romela and I were working in the yard. I kept asking her if this or that was edible or a weed. Finally, I thought I should quit bugging her so this city girl made some decisions of her own---and ending up cutting out and killing all our bean vines. I still have much to learn. :) Love you and thanks for the sweet thoughts as I spill out some of my heart.

Abi's Blog said...

:) That is so funny - I just saw a garden show on a type of squash that when very young can be eaten like zucchini - When it is mature it can be peeled and inside you find a loofa (need to check spelling on this) sponge- like the ones they sell in the high-end bath shops!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Joanna, that's funny! (Laughing with, not at...

I'm sure I'd make more than plenty of similar mistakes ;D

The dB family said...

Oh dear! That is funny! They do very much look like zucchinis before you cut into them. I'm pretty sure I would have done the same thing.

Blessings!
Deborah