This is what I missed when I was gathering up all my garden produce in the dark the other evening! At first I was distressed, thinking the frost had damaged them too much. But, on closer inspection, they seemed to have survived well enough, although the green beans should have been picked over a week ago; I didn't even realize I had another picking waiting for me. I was afraid the beans would end up going to waste, but then I remembered my foodie friend Julia telling me about a Cream of Green Bean Soup she makes with beans that are on the mature side. So, that's what these are destined to become!