from our garden

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image: broad beans + red onion
Even though we haven't got a clue what to do with most of the garden we have, what is working well for us is the vegetable plot. We did lots of planting over the winter and it's just starting to pay off with beautiful sweet tasting organic produce being served at our dining table each evening. With summer kicking in on Monday I've been craving fresh salads and simple meals.
I'm a big broad bean fan. When I was growing up I saw them as a bit of a treat because we'd only have them when we went to visit our grandparents. They'd boil them to within an inch of their life and serve them with a Sunday roast. I didn't want to mess too much with the beans picked yesterday evening from our garden  so I did a google recipe search and up popped a very straight forward idea for a broad bean salad.
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image: popped broad beans

Ingredients:
3oz podded broad beans, cooked (I just blanched them for about 2 minutes)
quarter of a red onion – finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh chopped chives
1 tbsp oliver oil
half a lemon – juice only
freshly ground salt and pepper

Mix broad beans, red onion and chives in a bowl. Drizzle over the olive oil and lemon juice and add salt and pepper. Toss together and transfer to a serving plate.
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image: organic broad bean salad
Apart from  the olive oil, we had everything else in the garden. It was perfect – fresh, sweet and zingy. We decided to serve ours with strips of grilled halloumi.
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image: halloumi + broad bean salad
Can I just say a big thank you for all of your lovely comments over the past couple of weeks regarding the magazine article and the studio. They were beautiful – thank you.
Until next time…

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11 Comments

  1. Yum! Your garden must be fabulous!

  2. Mum

     /  December 1, 2008

    Vegetables look good. Thankyou for the recipe.

  3. Delicious! I love broad beans! Enjoy your organic produce.

  4. Try adding fresh mint also – its lovely with broad beans. We are nuts on them here too!

  5. Your produce is making my mouth water. I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten broad beans.

  6. amy

     /  December 2, 2008

    your food always did taste delicious…..broad beans ummmm,
    hello to you and mr t, hope alls well. big kisses from amy,olly willow & arthur XXXX

  7. that salad looks delicious!

  8. Wow, that looks fantastic. Yummy.

  9. Wow, that looks fantastic. Yummy.

  10. scrumptious!

  11. och, you guys have got the best ever vege garden!

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