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I <3 Fava Beans

Fava beans (Vicia faba) are a treat in late spring and early summer. They require a fair amount of processing compared to other peas and beans, as they must first be freed from their pods, then blanched so that the … Continue reading

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Foraging vs. Harvesting

I like foraging (which here I’ll define as wandering around the garden, picking this and that and eating it) much better than I like harvesting, which usually is usually a hot, mosquito-ridden endeavor that involves a bowl, bucket or some … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Bean Doula

I’ll admit it: I can’t help but assist the beans as they emerge from the soil, and sometimes I even help them by removing their little seed coats so that they can stretch their new leaves.  I’ll bet you do … Continue reading

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