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Five Things Friday

Chinese Red Noodle yardlong beans

The five little things that made my week…

1. The first of my Chinese Red Noodle bean crop… and it’s still a baby!

Baby cucumber

2. Another baby, this one a cuke!

Garden bounty from my apple, orange and banana trees

3. My garden bounty.

Chicken cooling off

4. Cooling off on a hot summer day.

Ready for a backpacking adventure

5. Hello, backpacking boots. Haven’t seen you since last summer… and as you’re reading this, we’re already in Yosemite for seven days of awesome!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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    Carolyn Valdez
    July 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    baby cukes! I have three of them!

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    Cary Bradley
    July 12, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Oh enjoy Yosemite! Glorious country.

    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      July 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you! I’m back home after a week in the backcountry and it most definitely was glorious!


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