Saturday, 16 July 2011
coming home from the garden with greens i've never prepared or eaten before is something that happened quite often since early june.
nigel slater's green 'hummus' was one of the things i tried, it took its time but was the happiest green ever and tasted fantastic.
get those broad beans out of their pods
give them a quick rinse
boil them with a little salt (10 mins for big ones, smaller ones perhaps as little as 3-4 mins)
drain into a colander, briefly rinse with cold water
if they're very thick-skinned, slide the skin off
put into food processor with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs
(i used basil and fresh mint)
process, add more olive oil, lemon juice or seasoning until you have the consistency/taste you like
eat with flat bread or similar
p.s.: i was given some lovely delphiniums by my 3-year-old friend s yesterday. aren't i lucky?!