Best thing this week: favas

fava seeds

I blame Melissa for my fava bean obsession. She shared some of her garden bounty two years ago and my taste buds have never fully recovered. Up until this week my favorite fava preparation was this spread. It makes a truly amazing meal that I look forward to every spring.

Since planting our own crop in my girlfriend’s front yard (those are her daughter’s sweet little hands holding our gems) a couple of months ago I’ve been hearing about how tender and delicious fava greens and flowers are when slightly wilted in a pan with a bit of garlic and olive oil. Thanks to Rebecca’s mother and Nana, I’ll never be able to quit these greens. Hands down, the best thing I have eaten in ages. So fresh and tender and they cook up in seconds. Which is about how long it took us to devour a bowl fresh off the stove.

I’m really hoping our local farmer’s catch on and start selling them in their stands. I would happily eat these every week until my beloved beans start sprouting. Did you eat anything special this week? Are your gardens starting to grow or are you just getting a chance to dig in the dirt?

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  • megan browne

    I totally love fava’s too but have never eaten the greens, great idea. We have grown them so many times. They are very good plants to grow in order to put nutrients back into your soil. Yum yum yum. Raw, baby fava’s with olive oil and pecorino and bread.