Okay,maybe it’s exaggeration to go all conspiracy theory here. I don’t really think that there are people out there plotting against my salad Nicoise plans for dinner tonight. But tell me people, when was the last time you went to two different grocery stores, at two different times of day and found absolutely no green beans in the produce department? I’m flummoxed. And annoyed. The apologetic guy at PCC wasn’t even sure if they’d be getting any in, but thought maybe later today he would know. Last night, the produce guy at Whole Foods was “hoping for some soon.” What the hell? It’s not exactly like green beans are a rare vegetable.
I have beautiful potatoes from the garden that Bill dug up last night. Bill picked the last head of unbolted and edible lettuce last night. We have a jar of imported Spanish tuna that is just waiting to be used up. We even have home-grown shallots for the dressing! The tomatoes from the store are red and taste like they should for a change. The only thing I’m missing is the green beans. Maybe it’s just me, but I just couldn’t buy the yellow wax beans the guy at PCC pointed out as an alternative. It’s just not the same. I just don’t get it. How can there be no beans in the middle of July?
edit, later in the day: I found some green beans. They are not from a farmer’s market, nor are they particularly petite. They are however, organic, green and free of blemishes. My dinner plans are saved.