Illegal recipe post? Or harvest celebration? You make the call!

@TheHorse (66034)
Pleasant Hill, California
July 17, 2017 8:25pm CST
Today at the preschool, some of my kids and I noticed that the green bean plants were yielding fruit. I had the kids "help" me pick the green beans, and we also harvested various herbs my colleague had planted with the kids. My colleague sliced everything up real tiny, tossed it, and mixed in some olive oil and sea salt. We served our "salad" with lunch. Most of the kids loved it, and are looking forward to our next harvest. My expressive aphasic friend was sitting next to me, and loved most of it, but demanded that I eat the one herb he didn't like so much from his fingertips. I guess he trusts horses. I'll attach a photo of the garden last year at this time. I didn't have the camera with me today.
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• United States
18 Jul 17
Picking and eat fresh green beans must be delicious. Glad the kids had a fun time with the harvest and the salad
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
Thanks--hopefully there will be more harvests. If the sunflowers get big, we can roast the seeds!
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
looks like a nice salad that the kids loved it :)
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
They really did. Hopefully they'll look for more green beans with me later this week.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@TheHorse picking and eating them afterwards made them more excited :)
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
@Lucky15 Yes! I hope we get corn again this year.
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@hereandthere (31186)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
as far as i know, the only time a recipe post is deleted is if it's just a list of ingredients and procedure, nothing else.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
I think so too. I'm not really worried about it.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@TheHorse oh. i guess i misinterpreted the title.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
@hereandthere Heh. I was just doing the "catchy title" thing. I think you're right, though. Contextualized recipes are probably not a problem for the powers that be. The just don't want to see people cutting and pasting recipes and calling it a post, as the cheaters did on "the site that will not be named."
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@GardenGerty (99482)
• United States
18 Jul 17
If you have a discussion with a recipe it is not illegal. What was the herb the kid disliked? Good of you to eat it. I love the image of your garden. Kids should learn about growing things.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
I agree! As I was out just now on my bicycle, watering my child laborer's and my garden (he's in Europe right now), I met a mom and her 4-year-old. He wanted to show me his remote control car, saiud "wow!" and then asked him and mommy if they wanted to help me water my corn. They did, and I wound up having a conversation with mommy about how she could get the little one interested in gardening "on the cheap."
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
You know, I'm not sure which herbs the kids liked and which they disliked. I think it varied kid to kid. I loved the effects of the olive oil and sea salt! I just emailed my colleague and said we should do that again.
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@LadyDuck (158004)
• Switzerland
18 Jul 17
Your corn looks tall and beautiful. Your little friend surely trusts you.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
He does. I enjoy our time together.
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jul 17
That was a really cool thing for those kids. I'll bet they told their parents about that lunch.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
I hope so! I'm not sure if I'll see the parents tomorrow or not. I usually don't work there on Tuesdays, but am going to cover part of a mid-day shift.
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@just4him (117519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 17
That is trust. It's great to eat what you harvest. Your garden last year at this time looked good. Do you have corn this year too?
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
Oh, yes! That's my favorite thing to grow. The only change I made was bringing zucchini squash starts in instead of yellow squash.
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@just4him (117519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 17
@TheHorse How's it growing? Getting ready to harvest? I love zucchini.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
@just4him It's still in the early stages. I don't think we'll harvest for a couple more months.
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@andriaperry (50802)
• United States
18 Jul 17
I think you are so awesome to show the children how to grow and eat food.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
In a way, it meant even more to me when I was working with "welfare kids." I wanted them to see what it felt like to be "self-sufficient." But these (upper-middle-class) kids love planting, growing, harvesting and eating veggies as well.
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@andriaperry (50802)
• United States
18 Jul 17
@TheHorse Doing this means the same for each child, never know where that child will end up.
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@HazySue (21400)
• United States
18 Jul 17
I think it's a wonderful thing to have children grow, harvest, prepare, and eat their harvest. I did a little of that years ago with my self-contained class.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
I remember loving our small gardens at school in 5th grade. I think all schools should do it if they have the space.
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@HazySue (21400)
• United States
18 Jul 17
@TheHorse I think so too. Not only does it help teach responsibility it also helps to get them to eat vegetables they normally wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.
@Tracy04 (10877)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 17
Looks like a corn in that picture.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
Yep, corn is fun because the kids can really see it grow. Sunflowers too.
@Tracy04 (10877)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 17
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@DaddyEvil (24795)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Jul 17
LOL! It is also possible he thought it was poisonous so he gave it to you, instead of him eating it! Uhm... were you sure where his fingers had been before you ate from them, pony?
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Jul 17
I'm around these kids and ther germs so much, I don't think it would matter. I war a hasmat suit to change this kid's poopy diaper.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
18 Jul 17
That's so awesome!
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
It's fun too. I'm quieter about it, but I get as excited as the kids do.
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Jul 17
Sounds like a good time for the kids. And you guys.
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@TheHorse (66034)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jul 17
Yep, I think I have almost as much fun as the kids. Right now I have sand in my hair from helping make sand chocolate cake and coffee this afternoon.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
21 Jul 17
Nutritious, delicious, fresh from the garden. Those kiddos had it pretty darn good today, thanks to you, you old horse you.
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@MALUSE (40359)
• Germany
18 Jul 17
This corner of the school looks pretty.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25740)
• United States
20 Jul 17
Glad they enjoyed it. Hopefully he had clean fingers.
@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
20 Jul 17
I miss being around kids that age. I think it would do my heart good to find someplace to volunteer.
@RubyHawk (25503)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jul 17
Do you have a garden at school. That's a good idea. The kids will learn to like veggies.
@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Jul 17
That is nice the kids can grow the food and eat it to.
@Marty1 (33694)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Jul 17
I am all hungry now you described your garden and the salad you grew! i am happy you are doing that with the kids. Bet some will go home and ask their parents for a garden if they don't have one yet!