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Sharpen Your Fingernails for Shelling Season – Peas and Fava Beans with Chevre and Mint

peas and fava beans with chevre and mint

Fresh peas in the pod have finally arrived at the market. The tiniest peas are so sweet and tender they can be eaten straight from the pod. Larger ones are more starchy and need to be plunged in boiling water for just a minute or two. To get at the peas (and favas) a lot […]

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Labour of Love – Fava Beans

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Next in the seasonal parade of local produce are fava beans. These silky green beans come in a large thick pod, nestled in downy white lining. They are hella labour intensive to prepare, but well worth it. Favas, sometimes called broad beans, are also available dried and canned but I never bother with these, they’re […]

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