The Beans are Back

Beans. Wonderful, garden-fresh beans. Steamed.

2015. That’s the last time green beans were in our house. That’s the last time I steamed them. And the last time I served them. Haven’t eaten them since. I don’t even look at them in the grocery store or at the farmers market any more.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing better than a order of Loubiyeh from the Lebanese Food Festival. But that’s not the same thing. And we love haricots vert, which aren’t the same things either.

Those of you who have followed The Scottie Chronicles for a while know exactly why green beans are not allowed in our house. (If you’re curious, drop a note in the comments and ask. I’ll tell you. And maybe some longtimers will respond, too.)

Look how beautiful these are! Thank you Sherlock.

When Sherlock’s peeps texted that they had one haul of a garden harvest last week that they’d like to share, the Dad Peep said, “Hecka. Yeah!”

I almost cried. But as with most things in life, all things happen for a reason. And Sherlock must have decided that it’s OK to bring back the beans.

Winston’s first green beans.

Stuart, the king of green beans, would be pleased. He’s probably wondering why it took so long.

It’s time for me to eat them again, too.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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17 Responses to The Beans are Back

  1. ELIZABETH says:

    I’m glad they’re back on the menu. My eyes well thinking of the sweet pets that have crossed over. We honor them by continuing to share our love for pets here on this realm.


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  2. Kismet says:

    Kaci and Kali get their green beans every morning. It started out as a Stu thing but they love them.. Our vet is glad about them from the health angle.

  3. WestScott says:

    This post made me cry because I know why the green beans have been avoided. In our house there are many things we avoid for the same reason. It was really touching to see Winston enjoying the green beans so much.

    • Thank you for helping me realize that I’m not the only one who avoids things. Thankfully, green beans are no longer on that list! And we have Sherlock’s peeps to thank for that. Don’t get me started on avoiding the baby food aisle in the grocery store. That goes back to BoBo, our very first Scottie. Another story….

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes, Kali and I do get green beans every AM along with apples and carrots and our regular dog good. For dinner we get Kale or Broccoli with our regular Fresh Pet food. Yummy Yummy.

  5. Cherry says:

    We just brought back baby carrots and frozen green beans. Who knew veggies could be so meaningful?!?! We are happy to hear Winston approves!

  6. Brenda Chandler says:

    Please share the green bean story.

    • Hi Brenda, thanks for being a part of The Scottie Chronicles family. Before Winston came into our lives, and after losing BoBo, our first Scottie, there was Stuart. Stuart was emotionally abused by his breeders who didn’t appreciate his unique markings and bent tail. They just didn’t want him. He didn’t even know how to play. He was completely ignored when he was a pup. But we wanted him badly and he came into our home and lives. Stuart was his own man. Stubborn, determined and very, very loving. The Scottie Chronicles was created to give him a voice. And he amassed a following. And some weight. Our vet suggested adding green beans to his diet instead of extra food or treats. He loved them. And we bought them in bushels to steam and serve him. Stuart passed from hemangiosarcoma. We were devastated. Beyond words. And until now, we haven’t had green beans in the house. That’s the short version. Take a look through the blog archives and get to know Stuart. You won’t regret it. Thanks for asking. Take good care.

  7. Sue Ellen says:

    Great that ‘green beans’ can be in your ‘lives’ once again…ArOoO FOR THE BEANS ♪
    Yes, I am A long time reader of the Scotty chronicles…♥

  8. rjkeyedup says:

    We love green beans… as a snack… even frozen haricots vert – especially in this heat! Ozzy, Callie & Mackenzie

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