Fava beans are another spring vegetable, normally appearing about the same time as asparagus and early peas.
While asparagus is prolific in the markets, fava beans (and peas) are less plentiful. They are both more of an old-fashioned vegetable and are typically grown in the local farm gardens for the family.
Both are also a bit of work to prepare.. … Continue reading.....
Fresh fava beans and risotto.
Another classic Italian dish for spring.
It would normally be served as a first course (as are all pasta and rice dishes in Italy) but I like it as creamy side dish.
The season for fava beans is fleeting – they are only with us a short time in the spring.
Along with green garlic … Continue reading.....
Mon mari got to play with a big toy last week.
He wanted to rent the little backhoe/digger that he used last year to dig the water trench.
It wasn’t available.
But the guy was very understanding…. and let him have the big one for the same price.
And I can’t believe I didn’t get a photo of it!
I’m … Continue reading.....
Did someone say trim?
Mon mari believes that a bit of trim can fix a multitude of, um, idiosyncrasies.
And when you are working with an old, stone farmhouse there are a lot of idiosyncrasies.
Walls and ceilings and floors that may have had square corners one or two hundred years ago, no longer do.
That, and because he really … Continue reading.....