I had pretty much given up on most of my garden this year. Insect pests quickly got the upper hand. I should have been harvesting beans a month ago but the Japanese beetles ravaged the vines and devoured the flowers before beans had a chance to develop. Now that Japanese beetle season is over I was finally able to pick a few beans today. Since I have freshly scraped coconut on hand, it’s not surprising that green bean fugath came to mind. I was also looking forward to eating some purple yam I purchased the other day. The purple yam went into a 400ºF (205ºC) and the young green beans went into a steamer pot.